What should you do if you find a rubber ducky on your car?

A trend that began during the Covid pandemic is still going strong and finding a reflection in thousands of social media posts. The woman who started it all had a passion for Jeeps, and a bag of toys

Rubber ducks have been a common sight on vehicles since the Covid pandemic, when a Canadian woman got the ball rolling.
Rubber ducks have been a common sight on vehicles since the Covid pandemic, when a Canadian woman got the ball rolling.

They say that the best ideas are born out of crises, and it seems that this is what happened to a woman from Canada. She is Allison Parliament, a big fan of the Jeep brand.

She never imagined that a bag of toys would revolutionize the world of off-road enthusiasts. Rubber ducks are at the height of their popularity. In fact, there are countless stores that offer the toy in different designs, colors, sizes and prices.

How ‘Jeep ducking’ began

The origin of the story goes back to the Covid pandemic. Allison saw a parked Jeep Wrangler and decided to leave its owner a small souvenir. Moments earlier she had had an argument with another driver at a gas station, so she decided to reverse the bad day with a nice gesture.

The woman had a bag of tiny rubber ducks and left one in the car with a message: “Nice Jeep.” She left it on the door of the vehicle and then photographed it to remember the moment.

The hashtag #DuckDuckJeep

She shared the image on Instagram with the hashtag #DuckDuckJeep without imagining that it would be the start of a trend. Since 2020, people have been doing it all over the world.

Allison eventually decided to create a community on Facebook (which still exists) where other Jeep fans began to publish photos of the ducks received and those given away.

Today the community has more than 138,000 members. Although at the beginning it was a practice that was limited to the Wrangler, today it covers all models and even other car brands. The goal is simply to create a moment of joy through this small gift.

The #DuckDuckJeep craze on Tiktok

There are thousands of videos and photos on social media. A quick search on TikTok produces Jeep ducking content with thousands of streams, from customized ducks to ducks on spare tires or on the hood. Some drivers have glove compartments full of these toys to give away.

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