It's never too early for a dose of cuteness this enormous, amirite?

Fred is a 10-year-old yellow labrador who lives in Essex, UK. Workers at Mountfitchet Castle were on the grounds when they found nine abandoned ducklings, waddling around alone.

Obviously orphaned and unable to fend for themselves, the workers took the ducklings inside, where Fred decided to take it upon himself to, well, be their caretaker. And he hasn't left their side since.

The video, of course, is going viral, and people can't get enough of this newly adopted family. THEY RIDE ON HIS BACK. Did you see that? I can't even with this. I'm even more fascinated that this dog just lives in a castle.