I witnessed a wonderful act of kindness this afternoon. While walking to lunch with a co-worker, we came upon a knot of people gazing into a drainage well outside Waterfront Kitchen in Fells Point. Two baby ducks had fallen inside the hole.
Doug Grinath, pictured, a project manager for Living Classrooms Foundation, took the time to heave the grate off the opening and scoop the frightened babies out of the drain with a net. Look closely and you can see one of the ducks in his hands.
But he wasn't quite finished. In a nearby drain, there were two more babies. When we finished lunch, Doug had snagged three babies and was keeping them safely in a box while he was trying to nab number four.
He's planning to return them to Mama Duck, who was roaming the area. I hope he succeeds.
Photo by me