Charlie the golden retriever meets Mr Quackers' dog toy: What the duck!?

Springfield, Ohio - There's cute, there's cuter, and then there's Charlie the golden retriever, a doggy influencer from Springfield, Ohio. Yet, somehow, Mr Quackers' dog toy and Charlie make an even cuter duo.

Witness the moment that Charlie the golden retriever got his biggest and best surprise yet.
Witness the moment that Charlie the golden retriever got his biggest and best surprise yet.  © Collage: Screenshot/Facebook/@CharlieTheGolden

For the past two years, Charlie has had a soft spot for Mr. Quackers, a fluffy duck toy that he won't let out of his sight. Considering that Quackers has survived far longer than any of his other playthings, it seems that he means a lot to this perfect pooch.

Where other toys got chewed up and spit out in record time, Charlie has been protective and caring with his cuddly friend. This yellow duck toy has lasted for years, and seems to be in surprisingly good condition for a dog toy.

"He started taking it everywhere he went and was even sleeping with it," owner Alicia said in a Facebook video, which also shows the dog taking his best bud out for a walk on a leash.

Charlie the golden retriever loves ducks and Mr Quackers

On his third birthday, Charlie even got a duck-themed hat as a present and, eventually, Quackers got some backup in the form of several identical toys.

All this time, Alicia and her husband, Stan, were planning to take things to the next level with a particularly special surprise.

Mr. Quackers the dog toy pays Charlie the golden retriever a visit

Charlie couldn't contain himself when Quackers the dog toy paid him a visit.
Charlie couldn't contain himself when Quackers the dog toy paid him a visit.  © Collage: Screenshot/Facebook/@CharlieTheGolden

The next logical step for Charlie's owners was dressing up in a human-sized Quackers costume, but finding the right one proved nigh-on impossible. Luckily, Stan stumbled on the perfect life-sized Quackers likeness in Walmart.

"It looked almost identical to Mr. Quackers, and it was the last one left," Alicia explains in her video. Now, all that was left was to film the big reveal for Charlie's huge social media fan base – and the final result definitely didn't disappoint.

The clip shows the golden retriever playing with the original Quackers, blissfully unaware of what's coming round the corner: Stan, waddling towards in him in the full size duck costume.

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When Charlie catches sight of his biggest present yet, he completely loses it, "wagging his tail so hard his entire body was moving," as Alicia puts it.

Charlie the golden retriever loves his new best friend

"It was like watching a child meet their favorite Disney character for the first time," she adds, as Charlie jumps up and down, hugging the giant Mr. Quackers who just walked into his life.

As for what's next, Stan and Alicia plan to keep their dog happy with regular "visits" from Quackers!

Cover photo: Collage: Screenshot/Facebook/@CharlieTheGolden

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