Dumped and alone at a city park, Honk spends his days dodging cars, begging for food and looking for friends.
When Cheryl and Honk's path cross unexpectedly, what follows is a story in which fairy tales are made. During an unprecedented time of lock downs and social distancing, this unlikely pair turn to each other for companionship. After Cheryl shares videos of their unusual friendship on social media, Honk becomes an overnight sensation. News and other media outlets share his story which results in people all over the world becoming invested in his well-being. Cheryl soon learns why Honk is alone and the two embark on an uncertain journey together. With close to 80K followers on Instagram, he has become a much needed symbol of hope, friendship and love during a time of overwhelming struggle and loss for so many.
HONK documentary was made possible through a generous grant from the Friends of the Bathhouse Cultural Center.
A pandemic is about the only thing that can make me slow down. I usually run in 5th gear - literally. I'm a runner and when I run I look ahead with music blaring in my headphones and have no time for distractions. Until...March 2020. Lockdowns, social distancing and a virus turned the world upside down. The world stopped and stood still and so did I. Everything felt complicated from finding toilet paper to figuring out Zoom. So I decided to head outside for an uncomplicated run. But this time, I stopped during my run to look at a pond that's located in a small park. To my surprise, I wasn't in a hurray. I guess a pandemic will do that to you.
Sometimes it's in those moments when we slow down that we truly see the path ahead. Stopping for just a moment led me to a big, loud and desperately lonely goose. An unusual love story unfolded and Honk and I embarked on a journey together that I would have never expected. Honk needed a friend, he needed rescuing but what I didn't realize was that I needed that too. I wasn't alone in this sentiment.
As his popularity grew through news coverage, fans from around the world became invested in his story and wellbeing. This celebrity goose with almost 80K instagram followers has given hope and joy to people worldwide during such difficult times.
I never finished my run that day but I did finish this film and I hope it will bring you the same joy that Honk has given me.
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