A duckling slides down a planter outside the National Geographic building in D.C. The mother mallard duck and her newly-hatched brood wandered into the downtown courtyard, where National Geographic staff are keeping an eye on them. (Anthony Peritore)

Two National Geographic employees rescued a mother duck and her hatchlings who got lost in a downtown building loading dock area. The resulting pictures, including the one above, shot by one of the rescuers, Anthony Peritore, are *almost* too cute for words. Almost. In the comments below, send us your caption and vote for your favorites using the recommend button. Click the “Most Recommended first” button underneath “All Comments” to see the most popular captions first.

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