An old man was walking along the beach
Where many starfish had washed ashore.
He saw a little boy on the shoreline
Throwing them back into the ocean.
"What are you doing?" the man asked.
"They'll die if I don't get them back into the water", the boy answered.
The man said, "Son, there are hundreds of starfish ashore.
It's not going to make a difference."
The boy picked up a starfish and threw it into the water.
He turned to the man and said, "It made a difference to that one."