Roberta was sitting in her beach chair in Florida when she realized her two children were missing. She looked out and saw them caught in the rip tide. Instincts kicked in and she ran into the water to save them. Eventually, ten people had gone in to try to save the children They were all caught in the riptide; all in danger of drowning. What happened next is a lesson from ants.
A bystander remembered something he’d seen on television that some ants link their bodies into bridges so they can cross water. He started yelling, “Grab arms,” and he and about five other people held hands to make a human chain. Eventually, 70 people linked arms to rescue the ten in the rip current. One person broke from the chain to pass a boogie board to the ten who were clearly in danger of drowning. Then through determination, the chain of people started pulling each drowning person back to shore. Ten people were rescued by 70 strangers who locked arms. A lesson from ants.