I saw the video below on a friend’s Facebook page. At first I didn’t want to watch it, because honestly, thinking about 9/11 is still traumatic for me. I was half way across the country in the Chicago suburbs at the time. Riley was a baby. I watched the footage all day to the point of making myself crazy and sick. I didn’t know better at the time. I felt I had to be tuned in, in case. It made a housewife in Chicago tremble in fear, and I can’t even imagine what it must have been like to be in NYC. Fear beyond fear.
Boat Lift is different. It’s what the news didn’t mention. A call for help was put out and instantly, boats showed up to evacuate people off Manhatten. Boats that were out floating around doing whatever, work, pleasure…they stopped all they were doing and drove right into the thick of it.
They helped. I always think of Mr. Rogers and his famous advice…. “look for the helpers.” When dealing with any type of problem, especially disaster, teach your children to look for the helpers. They are there.
Boat Lift (narrated by Tom Hanks). The perfect short film to renew your faith in humanity.