Once upon a time there was a man. This man had a dream one night. He dreamed that he was walking along a wide and vast beach, and beside him was his friend,  a majestic giant ape. As he walked with his friend, he saw visions in the sky of his life. For each scene he saw, he beheld two footprints in the sand. One set of footprints belonged to him. The other belonged to the giant ape.

The last scene crossed the sky, he looked back at the footprints in the sand behind him. He noticed that many times along the path of his life, there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that this happened at the very lowest and saddest times of his life. This really bothered him, so he questioned the giant ape about it.

My friend giant ape, you once told me that we were true friends and that you would walk with me all the way. But I have seen now that when I am in the most troublesome times of my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand. Why when I needed you the most would you leave me?


You know… because he’s an ape.