The men were spotted by Richard Lickley on Aire Street at around 12.30pm today in Castleford.
Richard told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "The three lads pictured stopped traffic to assist the ducks.
"One of the vehicles stopped was also a police van, so it was quite comical."
The men have been praised by local residents on social media for stopping the traffic - while also social distancing.
Hundreds took to Facebook to offer their praise.
One said: "Brilliant to see. Three lads with a lot of brains!"
Another added: "What a wonderful picture. Everything is great about it, from the ducklings to the quick-thinking of the lads."
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