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It’s a great time for a congressman to stop busy New York traffic so ducks can cross the road

Sweet moment Congressman Kathleen Rice stops busy New York City traffic so a duck and her two ducklings can cross the road to Central Park

  • Traffic in New York City was stopped so that a mother duck and her two ducklings could cross the street on Thursday
  • The ducks reportedly tried to reach Central Park
  • Rep. Kathleen Rice and four others stood in the middle of the road to stop traffic
  • Images of the rescue went viral through social media

Busy traffic on a New York City street was halted so that a mother duck and her two ducklings could cross the road to Central Park.

Images taken on Thursday show the adorable duck family sitting together on a sidewalk in Manhattan as Kathleen Rice from New York and four others try to lure them to the road.

“This way, this way!” a woman says to the ducks.

A mother duck and her two ducklings were escorted by a group of good Samaritans on a busy New York City street on Friday

A mother duck and her two ducklings were escorted by a group of good Samaritans on a busy New York City street on Friday

It seems the mother duck and her two ducklings were trying to reach their Central Park home, but strayed too far away and got stuck on the other side of the road.

As the ducks prepare to cross the hectic rush hour traffic, at least four people run onto the road with them.

“Let’s take them out on the street first and I’ll help,” says one woman.

The group of Good Samaritans, including NY Rep.  Kathleen Rice, lured the duck family from the sidewalk and followed them down the road

The group of Good Samaritans, including NY Rep.  Kathleen Rice, lured the duck family from the sidewalk and followed them down the road

The group of Good Samaritans, including NY Rep. Kathleen Rice, lured the duck family from the sidewalk and followed them down the road

Rep.  Rice (right) and her fellow Good Samaritans rushed into the middle of the hectic street and desperately urged to stop cars

Rep.  Rice (right) and her fellow Good Samaritans rushed into the middle of the hectic street and desperately urged to stop cars

Rep. Rice (right) and her fellow Good Samaritans rushed into the middle of the hectic street and desperately urged to stop cars

The Good Samaritans raise their hands and desperately shout ‘stop’ at the oncoming traffic as the ducks begin their journey.

The sound of squeaky car breaks can be heard in front of the camera as the good Samaritans bring the mother duck and her cute ducklings to safety.

The camerawoman turns the video to show several waiting vehicles, including a huge MTA bus and at least five cars.

During the adorable rescue on Thursday in New York City, no ducks or people were injured

During the adorable rescue on Thursday in New York City, no ducks or people were injured

During the adorable rescue on Thursday in New York City, no ducks or people were injured

Rep.  District 4's Kathleen Rice led the adorable rescue on Thursday

Rep.  District 4's Kathleen Rice led the adorable rescue on Thursday

Rep. District 4’s Kathleen Rice led the adorable rescue on Thursday

Rice: “Proud to serve every New Yorker, including those with webbed feet”

During the sweet incident, no ducks or people were injured.

Rep. Rice received credit for the rescue of ducks on Twitter. “Proud to serve every New Yorker, including those with webbed feet,” she wrote.

Chris Commerfeldt, a political reporter for New York Daily News, said Rice guided the duck family all the way from Third Avenue – which took 45 minutes.

The video was first shared on Instagram by user Kelly Suhr and quickly went viral.

Several users were enamored with the duck rescue, and others joked.

“Ayyyyy I’m here waddlin,” wrote one user.

“Is that why traffic on 5th Avenue is so bad all the time,” wrote another.

As of Friday night, the video has been viewed over 270,239 times in less than 24 hours on social media.

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