Emotional Support Duck Wags His Tail And Quacks In Excitement For His First Airplane Trip

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We’ve all seen therapy dogs on planes with their humans to help calm their nerves during flight, but it’s not every day you see a therapy duck!

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Carla Fitzgerald and her emotional support duck, Daniel, took a trip from Milwaukee to Charlotte, N.C., and then to Asheville, N.C.

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Passengers immediately took their phones out to snap pictures of the duck, who they were extremely surprised to see. He was a big hit and everyone on board enjoyed his presence.

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Daniel wagged his tail and quacked quietly to help keep his human calm.

Fitzgerald suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from a bad accident three years ago. She was driving a horse and carriage around Milwaukee when she was hit by a driver who was texting. Fitzgerald was thrown from the carriage and didn’t walk again or regain use of her arm for months.

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That’s when Daniel came into her life when her doctor prescribed him as her therapy animal to help calm her, especially when he senses a panic attack coming on.

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