An Ostrich Running Around in Quezon City Is the Vibe We All Need This 2020

A headline we never thought we'd write.

ILLUSTRATION War Espejo

(SPOT.ph) So it's officially the first day of Metro Manila's return to a modified enhanced community quarantine and granted, the times are even stranger than we've gotten used to since 2020 began. But here's a real clincher: A video of an ostrich running in a Quezon City subdivision is making the rounds online. Yes, you read that right. A giant, two-legged, flightless bird with brains smaller than its eyeballs, is running loose in the city.

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The original video was posted by Dino Rivera, who told GMA News Online that he was just going about their business buying stuff from a nearby neighborhood store when it happened. As of writing, there is no news of anyone claiming ownership of the escaped ostrich—if it is even a pet (it's the most logical explanation, really)—or any real reason as to why there is an ostrich running loose in QC. 

Unsurprisingly, amid all the crazy stuff going down in Metro Manila, the sudden appearance of the ostrich has given people something new and, thankfully, different to think about. Others, meanwhile, are amazed at the content of the video itself and no longer needed actual context to appreciate its majesty.

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Same, TBH.

Oh, what bliss.

While we hunt for the real answers, we thought of some completely made-up reasons for the ostrich dashing on the street:

  • Someone just started a game of Jumanji (remember that time they actually were chased by the bird?)
  • The animal needs to do a grocery run and this is their last chance
  • It's taking the dog out for a much needed walk
  • The quarantine has officially gotten to the ostrich and it just needs to run
  • We're stuck in a parallel universe where nothing makes sense

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