***BREAKING DOGGO NEWS***
This is important.
It’s possibly the most important story of the year, nay, the decade.
A dog named Fred has just adopted nine ducklings.
Yep, Fred the Labrador is now the proud father of nine fluffy lil’ ducklings.
The doggo-duckling family live at Mountfitchet Castle in Essex.
Last Thursday, the staff noticed the ducklings were on their own.
They quickly figured out the duckling's mother had been eaten by a fox and were in the process of deciding how to look after them, when Fred stepped in.
"I do an adopt. I be father," he probably said as the ducklings climbed onto his back one-by-one.
Fred has really taken to his new role as a dad and even takes the ducklings out swimming.
"He goes swimming in the moat," owner Jeremy Goldsmith told The Independent.
"Ducklings that age, they just want a mother and they now have Fred, a stay-at-home dad."
This isn't the first time 10-year-old Fred has taken to another rescue animal.
Last year Jeremy and his wife took in a squirrel who they named Fleabag.
Fred and Fleabag were inseparable for six whole months.
He's a very good boy indeed.