Special Ducks Help Comfort Children Who Are Battling Cancer

The ducks interact with kids, can be fed or bathed, and play soothing sounds, by Charlie Wojciechowski
Apr 15, 2019 2:00 PM ET
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The invention, called “My Special Aflac Duck,” was named one of Time Magazine’s best inventions of 2018, and it’s easy to see why, as kids rapidly grow attached to them.

“We consider the duck a social robot,” inventor Aaron J. Horowitz said. “He is a constant companion for kids that can really share in the experience that they are having, and can give them a better tool to communicate how they feel.”

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