We've had love birds, hamsters, goldfish, and every kind of cute living thing you can stick in an enclosure hoping that one of them would be Miro's beloved first pet. No such luck. Miro's a tech kid. He'd much rather commune with an SD card than a live animal.
But just as the wand chooses the wizard in Harry Potter... so did the duck choose Miro.
(which he named Duckie. You didn't see that coming, huh?). Feeding it. Bathing it. His responsibility quotient skyrocketed as he made it an every-minute habit to pick up duck poop from the floor.
If you have a kid who may just be constantly glued to the TV, the computer, or the game console --get him a pet. You'll be amazed how something so cute can topple down decades of technological advancement in one soft bark, purr, or quack.