Everything Is Terrible


…so here’s a video of a duck who has just received a new prosthetic foot.

The duck, named Buttercup, was born with a backward-facing left foot, which was amputated and replaced with a peg leg.

His quacks of confusion/joy when the peg leg is replaced with a new, state-of-the-art fake foot are almost enough to make you forget about climate change, human mortality, and Republicans.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →