The Starfish Story: Revised

Excerpted from pg. 18 of Fast Living by Dr. Scott Todd.

A man was walking along the beach when he saw a girl taking a picture of a starfish with her iPhone. Approaching the girl, he asked, “What are you doing?

Uploading pictures of these stranded starfish to my Facebook page and asking friends to Tweet the call to action,” she said. “The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I can get enough friends out here, we can get all these starfish back into the water before sunset.

Little girl,” the man asked, “what does tweet mean?

The girl rolled her eyes. She bent down, picked up a starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then she gave the man a wry, twinkly-eyed smile and said, “If you want to help out, this is how you do it.

Within hours, thousands of children stormed the beach and every starfish was rescued.

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One thought on “The Starfish Story: Revised

  1. ElisaAverageAdvocate (@AverageAdvocate) says:

    bahaha! I’ve never heard this version of the story. I better start tweeting!

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