Stranger Questions Little Girl’s Attempt to Make a Difference. Her Reply Will Make You Smile.

One day a man was walking along the seashore. He noticed that during the night many seashells and starfish had washed up on the... Stranger Questions Little Girl’s Attempt to Make a Difference. Her Reply Will Make You Smile.

One day a man was walking along the seashore.

He noticed that during the night many seashells and starfish had washed up on the shore. Thoroughly enjoying the morning sun and cool sea air, the man strolled for miles along the sand.

Far off in the distance, he saw a small figure dancing. The man was joyous that someone was celebrating life in such a grand and uninhibited manner. As he drew closer, however, it became apparent that the figure was not dancing, but repeatedly performing some act.

Approaching the small figure, the man noticed that it was a child. The girl was methodically picking up starfish from the shore and tossing them back into the surf. The man paused for a moment, puzzled, then asked:

“Why are you throwing those starfish back into the ocean?”

“If I leave these starfish on the beach,” she replied, “the sun will dry them, and they will die. I am throwing them back into the ocean because I want them to live.”


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