By Kayla Jardine/Joe Cingrana
This single dad is melting hearts all over!
Fred, a yellow labrador who lives in Mountfitchet Castle near Stansted, Essex in the UK, took in nine orphaned ducklings after their mother went missing.
Staffers at the castle found the babies waddling around and were initially worried until Fred took them under his paws.
The 10-year-old dog even lets his newfound kids sit on his head, lay on his back, and cuddle with him!
While they may seem like an unlikely pairing, it shows just how caring and nurturing Fred is.
They’re just too quacking cute!