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

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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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 finest..love this Russ.

  5. Mustang.Koji says:

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

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