Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual city marathon of New York City was canceled last year, for the first time in history. However, for this year’s race, a special little guest called Wrinkle the Duck also joined the marathon alongside 33000 human participants. When running the marathon, Wrinkle was wearing her own adorable custom-made duck shoes.
Wrinkle’s owners shared the running debut of their pet, which was a very special moment, on YouTube and TikTok. Needless to say, the clip took the internet by storm, gathering over 10 million views and 15,000 comments.
Watch The Video Below To Learn More About Wrinkle
When Wrinkle was cutely waddling as fast as she can, the crowd didn’t forget to encourage her with cheers. While some of the fellow runners and onlookers were slightly shocked to see the adorable duck, the others were excited and greeted Wrinkle with wide grins. The absolutely endearing emotional support duck not only delighted the fellow runners and onlookers, but also the internet users who watched her through YouTube. After watching the video, one user even commented how she has been depressed lately, and that the running duck cheered her up and made her smile. To this, the sweet little duck replied, saying: “As an official emotional support duck, hearing this makes me feel like I’m doing my job well.”
Watch How Wrinkle Trained For Her Running Debut
Some of the popular brands also joined the fun in the comments section. Anaheim Ducks, a legendary ice-hockey team, wrote “Legendary Duck.” Adidas, the famous shoe brand showed interest in Wrinkle’s shoe design, jokingly writing “Sending this to our design team to petition for a new duck shoe collection.” To this, Wrinkle replied that they make their shoes themselves and that they’re searching for a good sponsor.
Watch Wrinkle’s Q&A About Her Participation In This Race
No matter what, one thing is for sure. Wrinkle the adorable Pekin duck has managed to waddle straight into our hearts. So, watch the videos above and share your thoughts with us in the comments.