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Meet Cobibe, the balut that turned into someone’s pet duckling

By the Super staff
04/8/20 3:57 AM

Alex Lapa, also known as Savage Fairy of the South on Twitter, shared a delightful story that just might quack you up.

Alex has an aunt who likes cooking her own balut. She bought balut from her suki and when she didn’t cook it right away, the egg hatched. “Long story short, she accidentally has a new pet,” wrote Alex.

Now here’s the thing about ducklings—they can imprint on humans.

Remember when Jacob imprinted on Renesmee in “The Twilight Saga”? That has nothing to do with this. We just wanted to bring it up.

Actually, fine, let’s use Jacob’s/Stephenie Meyer’s definition of imprinting: “Imprinting on someone is like when you see her, everything changes. All of a sudden it’s not gravity holding you to the planet, it’s her. Nothing else matters.”

So when our adorable little duckling saw Alex’s Tita, it imprinted on her. Everything changed. All of a sudden, it’s not gravity holding it to the planet, it’s Tita. Nothing else matters.

The tale of Tita (what’s her name, Alex?) and her accidental pet duckling has gotten a lot of attention on Twitter.

Other people were inspired to share stories of their own balut-turned-pets.

Cobibe will be living in a farm in Mindoro, Alex said.

But people are now invested in the tale of Cobibe and her accidental mama.

Little Cobibe is a ray of sunshine during these dark, dark times.

We agree, Alex, we agree.