A mother duck and her ducklings visited the White House Wednesday, but the mom was the only one of the group big enough to jump the concrete barrier beneath the fence.
Her young ducklings were stuck milling about on the sidewalk below until armed guards came to the rescue.
Two uniformed Secret Service agents saw the separation and came to the ducklings’ aid, lifting each baby through the fence.
Tourists gave the agents a big round of applause afterward.
(WATCH the video from NBC via the Rachel Maddow Show)