If this story came out of Hollywood, it would be criticized for being too incredible to be true. No one would believe it. Who needs Hollywood? This true story — which is still being lived out — has given me all the inspiration and motivation to last me at least through the week. The father here, Dick Hoyt, is remarkable for so many reasons, but I'm also just amazed at his physical strength (which he says comes from his son Rick). And I thought running a marathon was hard (42K); I am humbled by this man. What strength and endurance...and love. I am inspired, motivated, and moved by this wonderful true-life story. I think you will be too.
Watch the Today Show clip below to get the background on the Hoyt's story.
Then watch the clip below that for a good example of powerful visuals used to tell the story sans narration.
The best stories are the true ones. And what a sticky and memorable story! It has it all: it's simple and concrete, it's emotional and very credible, and it features the unexpected and the amazing, all of which leave a powerful image in the mind. Incredible story.
• The Team Hoyt website.
H/T Luis Iturriaga