There's a new family in the White House: Mother duck moves in her adorable ducklings ... with a little help from the Secret Service

There was no need for the President to duck and cover when a family of uninvited visitors waddled past tight security and into the White House yesterday.

A mother duck and her brood of eight adorable ducklings tried to sneak past guards and occupy the presidential front lawn.

But there was a snag in the flock's plan.

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Stranded ducklings were given a step up by secret agents at the White House on Wednesday during a surprise visit

Stranded ducklings were given a step up by secret agents at the White House on Wednesday during a surprise visit

The mother duck hopped over a concrete barrier and squeezed through the gates without a problem

The mother duck hopped over a concrete barrier and squeezed through the gates without a problem

The mother duck hopped over a concrete barrier and squeezed through the gates without a problem.

However, she did not anticipate that her tiny babies would not be big enough to make the jump.

The eight ducklings were left looking helplessly in, like many tourists, with no way of making it past the high-security gates.

However unlike most human guests, the tiny ducks were able to melt the hearts of the usually hard-faced uniformed agents.

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Guards tried to coax the duckling up a make-shift ramp will little luck

Guards tried to coax the duckling up a make-shift ramp will little luck

In the end the secret service agents gently picked up each duckling and popped them through the gate

In the end the secret service agents gently picked up each duckling and popped them through the gate

Two guards on duty at the entrance brought over a ramp hoping the ducklings would be encouraged to walk over it.

But with the ducklings still helplessly milling around they took the matter into their own hands and gently picked each one up, passing them through the gate so they could be reunited with their mother. 

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The family of ducks waddle along the grounds of the White House after being reunited, where they remain today

The family of ducks waddle along the grounds of the White House after being reunited, where they remain today

As the family were finally reunited the guards were given a round of applause by the crowd of onlookers and visitors.

The surprise visit was captured on film by a number of visitors including actor Christopher Gorham, star of Covert Affairs, who posted it on his WhoSay website with the caption 'Aw factor of 10!'

White House security confirmed the heartwarming reunion to ABC News and said that the family is still on the White House grounds today.

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Christopher Gorham on WhoSay