Man livetweeted his flight sitting next to an emotional support duck

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In the past, farm animals like pigs and even turkeys have eased their nervous owners by accompanying them on airplanes. Now it's one duck's turn to sit in coach.

On Sunday, Twitter user Mark Essig was delighted when he discovered a duck on his flight from Charlotte to Asheville. Daniel, a sweet emotional support duck accompanied his owner and hung out in the isle near Essig's seat. Essig proceeded to live-tweet his flight with this new feathered friend, so we could all go along for the ride.

Daniel appeared to be more human than duck when he sat in a passenger seat, loved looking out the window at the clouds and wore little duck shoes.

It seemed that Daniel the duck offered emotional support to Essig as well as his owner during their flight together.

Man sits next to emotional support duck during his flight
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Man sits next to emotional support duck during his flight
My seatmate, CLT➡️AVL, is this handsome duck named Daniel. His gentle quacking eases the sadness of leaving #SFA16.
Daniel, the duck on my flight, likes to look at the clouds.
Here is a 3-second video of Daniel the emotional support duck. His human says, 'and wagging? That's happy.'
Fans of Daniel the #EmotionalSupportDuck should be aware that pigs are cool too. I wrote a book about them:…

Daniel has confirmed that not all birds are terrifying, look great in red and wag their tail-feathers when they're happy.

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