The duck in the photo is Daniel Turducken Stinkerbutt, aka Daniel the Duck. He’s an emotional support animal for Carla Fitzgerald, who has been battling post-traumatic stress disorder after a bad accident in 2013. Daniel the duck rose to fame when he accompanied 37-year-old Fitzgerald on two airplane flights in the US. Fellow passengers quickly distributed the image via social media.
After a crash Fitzgerald said she was “incredibly nervous” — given that “just leaving the house was terrifying” — but Daniel gave her the “comfort and confidence” she needed to make it through. Some people have dogs or cats but Fitzgerald has a duck. Image Source: Screenshot/Mark Essig/2016