This is Alwyn Wils and his pet quail, Albert. You might think a quail chick is an unlikely animal to have as a pet. Well, as the Daily Mail reported, you don't even know the half of it.
Alwyn was shopping in his local supermarket in Haarlem, The Netherlands when he had an interesting thought...
You know those cartons of eggs that they sell in the refrigerated section? What if, instead of cooking them, you stuck them inside an incubator? What would happen then?
Well, that's exactly what Alwyn did. And, just in case something were to happen, he decided to record everything for his YouTube channel.
A little over two weeks later, one of the twelve eggs actually hatched! Holy crap! That can really happen?!
Anyway, say hello to Albert, the little quail who by all accounts should NOT even exist. He was supposed to be an omelette or something.
Alwyn wasn't exactly the most equipped to handle a new pet quail (it's not like he lived on a farm or anything), but, like any good father, he took responsibility for the life he brought into this world.
They became fast friends. Albert the Quail loves nuzzling in Alwyn's soft, epic beard.
The proud papa himself told the Daily Mail, "Friends and family think Albert is very cool and they think it's great way of thinking - that not everything is impossible if you give it a try sometimes."
And here's the thing about baby chicks: They grow. Fast. In just a few weeks, Albert was already getting noticeably bigger.
Thankfully, though, Albert's a good guest and doesn't get into too much trouble. Alwyn recounted, "He is so tame that he is becoming a real house friend."
You hear that, guys? A house friend!
He continued, "Albert is about one in a million." D'aww...
Today, the two friends regularly post YouTube videos and respond to messages from their fans. In each video, Albert can be seen getting larger and larger.
In fact, in a recent vid of the two of them at the park, Albert was already looking big enough to leave the nest and strike out in the real world on his own.
...Let's just hope he doesn't get a job at the supermarket. We don't want him to see what's become of all his potential brothers and sisters.