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Thief steals rubber duck and takes it around the world for 5 years before returning it home with souvenirs

By Mason White 3:52 PM August 16, 2016
The rubber duck 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A yellow rubber duck was taken on a bizarre trip around the world by a thief.

Jennifer Troiano of Hampton, New Hampshire, said that when it rained, her daughter used to place their big rubber duck in puddles that formed outside their home.

It was a show piece that made drivers stop and smile. However, five years ago, the duck disappeared.

The family was very surprised when they received a postcard from the person who took the duck, stating that it will be traveling around the world.

The postcard, which came from Kuwait City, Kuwait, read: “Family, I have decided to travel and see the world.” The postcard was signed by Gale Ducky.

The family was advised to check updates of the duck’s travel on its own Facebook page. There, they found many photos of the duck “enjoying” the trip around the world.

The duck had visited 20 countries on its journey, from Austria to South Africa. Photos on Facebook show random people taking photos with the duck.

Suddenly, after five years, the family saw a Facebook post with the duck sitting on a suitcase outside their home.

Troiano said that she went outside, and found the duck along with a suitcase filled with photos, tickets and souvenirs.

They have no idea who was behind this. The person has now made the Troiano family the administrators of Gale Ducky’s Facebook page.