A young man on AGT named Joseph Allen, was asked why he wanted to be on the show. “I see myself as someone who can make a major impact in the world and I just want to see how much of a footprint I can leave on Earth before I leave,” he said before performing a ballad-rap fusion.
Howie Mandel responded. “From the moment you walked out, your smile is electric. You walked out with such exuberance, and that’s what life is,” Mandel told Allen. “Life is a series of moments, people at home are talking about this moment. People in this room are talking about this moment.”
As Mandel rose to his feet, he climbed on top of the judges’ table before stepping on the Golden Buzzer with his foot. “You said you want to leave a footprint, well I’m going to give you the footprint you need,” he said before pushing the coveted button.
Wow! That is quite a statement from today’s youth. I understand Allen’s comment completely and praise him for taking the initiative to make such a positive footprint.
I too, feel like I can make a major impact in the world and I know I have helped several children, students, and even a few adults become better individuals. When we encourage each other, contribute positive information, and do as many little things as we can to help others, it all adds up to one big footprint.