A little boy was walking along the beach and came across hundreds of starfish stranded at low tide and dying in the hot sun. He began to pick them up, one by one and gently put them back in the higher waters offshore.
His father said “There’s hundreds of them, you can’t save them all. I’m sorry son, but what you are doing won’t make a difference.”
The little boy continued on and quietly whispered to each starfish as he put it back in the water, "It makes a difference to this one."