Sometimes It Takes a Hero, A Leader, And Teamwork

A boy is drowning in the ocean.

A crowd gathers on the beach.

A man runs out to try to save the boy.

Despite his best efforts, he can’t drag the boy and himself to safety and begins floundering.

The crowd watches, not knowing what to do or how to help.

A leader from the crowd emerges.

Just an ordinary man like the heroic rescuer.

Something needs to be done.

Right now.

He does it.

He calls out to others to form a human chain. People rush to help and join the chain.

The chain breaks.

It breaks again…

About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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10 Responses to Sometimes It Takes a Hero, A Leader, And Teamwork

  1. Lady Lovely says:

    This gave me shivers.

  2. shianwrites says:

    No goodness. Amazing! Team work can do wonders.

  3. gita4elamats says:

    Reblogged this on ELANA – The Voice of the Future and commented:
    WONDERFUL! I love stories like this, people showing compassion and human ingenuity!

  4. mimijk says:

    This is instinct at its this Russ.

  5. Mustang.Koji says:

    I just stumbled on this one, Russ… Really a nice little story with meaning.

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