Memphis-based duck, Buttercup, has become an internet sensation and has made national headlines, thanks to a prosthetic foot developed for him by a local rescue group, Feathered Angels Waterfowl Sanctuary. Today, Buttercup was named "Honorary Duck" in the Peabody's Hotel's daily duck march.
Born with an inverted foot, a painful deformity that prevented him from walking, Buttercup's adopters Mike and Jennifer Garey invented a prosthetic foot with the help of the local 3D printers at NovaCopy. See next week's print version of the Memphis Flyer for a Q&A with Mike Garey.
Here's his shining moment on the red carpet. And yes, he has a little trouble getting up the stairs.