@mark_essig via Twitter
October 19, 2016

The travel world enjoys emotional support animals of all kinds, but this may be the first emotional support duck we've ever spotted. Daniel the Duck, sporting red shoes and a Captain America diaper, recently won the hearts of passengers on a flight from Charlotte to Asheville.

One passenger, author Mark Essig, captured the experience on Twitter and shared just how great of a flyer Daniel was.

Buzzfeed, in turn, shared a bit of background on Daniel: Fitzergerald bought the four-year-old duck at a yard sale. In an interview with the Asheville Citizen-Times, Fitzgerald shared that she suffers from PTSD and Daniel's gently quacking helps keep her calm during flights. 

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