This guy's tweets about a rubber duck will move you to tears

Connor West's tweet of a rubber duck has received an emotional response on the social media site.

As reported by Buzzfeed, Connor's father had been diagnosed with cancer in 2007. He would go on walks as part of his treatment and found a few rubber ducks which became symbols of luck within the family. Connor's dad sadly passed away in 2014.

The family moved house the next year with Connor taking two of the three ducks with him and he assumed his mother had taken the third. But the third duck had actually been hidden.

Accompanying a photo the third duck, he tweeted on Wednesday: "I opened the back seat cupholder of my car for apparently the first time in a while.

"Dad, you genius jerk"

Since it was posted the tweet has 43,000 retweets and has been liked over 270,000 times.

He has no idea how the duck ended up in the cup-holder of the car.

"I didn't put it there and my mom didn't put it here," Connor told Buzzfeed.

"It used to be my mom's old car she drove dad to chemo with, so I guess he wanted to make sure he had some luck on the way to chemo."

Connor followed up his tweet with a simple request - for people to be someone's rubber duck.

"Since I'm usually a pretty private person, I'm astounded by the outpouring of support this tweet's gotten.

"To all my new friends and strangers this tweet passes by, do a new act of kindness for someone today. Be someone's rubber duck."

Plan for the weekend - be someone's rubber duck.

 

By Steve Neville

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