04/14/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Duck Teaches Disabled Boy To Walk (VIDEO)

When Finlay Lomax had a stroke after his premature birth, doctors said he'd never walk again. No doubt you've heard that line before, but have you ever heard of a duck being the one to prove doctors wrong?

Finlay's mother, Becci Lomax, had nearly given up hope until Ming-Ming, a lame duck, gave her son the inspiration he needed, Reuters reported.

"Ming-Ming came into our lives with a splayed leg and needed his own little casting, like Finlay usually has his little cast on," Lomax said. "Finlay's kind of able to see himself in the duck."