Buttercup is an adorable little duck who was born with one of his feet turned backwards.
Born at a high school as part of a biology program, Buttercup was given to a sanctuary specializing in dealing with ducks.
Software engineer for the sanctuary, Mike Garey, took Buttercup under his wing and began looking for ways to give this little duck a much-less painful method of mobility.
Using photos of Buttercup’s sister Minnie’s foot, NovaCopy, a 3D printing company that Garey had gone to, created and then printed a copy of the foot.
Just last night, Buttercup was given the new foot to test out and the result is something that’ll make even hard-nosed haters of cute stuff smirk a little bit at.
The video above is Buttercup before the new foot. The video below is Buttercup with the new foot.