This is one of the happiest animal videos I’ve come across. Over 160 ducks, geese, turkeys and chickens had lived miserable lives with a hoarder. They were kept in pens without adequate food or water.
The good people at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary tried to persuade the hoarder who was keeping them to surrender the birds. She loved them and refused to budge. (Click the link to see their plight.)
It took a judge’s seizure warrant to finally free the birds, as well as help from the SPCA. This sweet video shows some of the ducks being introduced to a pond for the first time. They are afraid of the water and try their best to escape it. Finally one of the ducks, tossed into the water, “gets” it. Then the others catch on, and the scene is absolutely joyous.