By Vanessa Peng
Detroit Lakes, MN (WVRR/CNN) - Residents of a nursing home in western Minnesota look forward to their mail delivery.
The mailman often brings some helpers who waddle along behind him.
Voluteer mailman Steve Score is walking his daily route at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
Some residents receive letters, others cards. But everyone is getting bills.
"That's what I say. I bring these bills and throw theirs away," said Score.
The bills don't ask for money, but they sure make a lot of noise.
The girls actually don't quack, they peep. They're called Peeper and the Pipettes.
"She was peeping, and they piping. Once you get them and start feeding them and paying attention to them, they imprint on you as their mother," said Score.
That means waddling into action once they hear the magic words from the mailman, or to them, mom.
The ducklings make it to the nursing home every couple of weeks. So, when they do, it makes for a fluffy yellow surprise.
Score bought the 8-week-old Pipettes at L&M Fleet, also in Detroit Lakes.
"I get to interact with them and the residents, so it's a plus all the way around," said Score.
With Scores' ducks all in a row, the mail is not delivered as quickly as it usually is, but residents' smiles speak more than quacks, or in this case, peeps.