Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Buttercup's March Down the Peabody's Red Carpet

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 4:33 PM

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.

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