Repost from @juliesharkangel. This is so so beautifully written: Tomorrow, my hero, inspiration, and dear friend’s movie launches in a record-setting 78 theaters across Canada, a project that has consumed my heart, mind and time since we lost him. I don’t think any true hero would consider themselves one – and Rob was no exception. I think he’d want people to know that his passion and what he did – giving everything he had for what he loved, the stuff legends are made of – is something every single person has within them as well. Rob believed everyone could be a hero for a species or ecosystem; that we all had a super power waiting to be unleashed. He’d inspire everyone he met to “take what their good at and what they are passionate about and smash them together to lead a life of purpose.” He, through his own actions, showed us that preservation of life on earth was the coolest and most rewarding mission anyone could take on. And he helped us realize activism doesn’t have to be complicated; every day, in every aspect of our life, we have the ability to do something to make our world a better place. Even the little things add up to start a ground swell.
In a time when we are collectively overwhelmed with the state the world is in, we need Rob’s leadership now more than ever. And the beautiful thing is, we still have it thanks to his detailed notes and the ten-year plan he left behind, unlocked on his computer with the perfectly chosen password “gratitude”. None of us – individually or combined – could fill the enormous shoes this real-life hero has left us – but Team Sharkwater is working together to carry out all his plans. I hope you join us.
Please see the movie 🇨🇦– and bring all your friends on opening weekend. I know everyone will be inspired coming out of the film to take Rob’s mission - or whatever else you are passionate about - forward. In that way, his legacy lives on in all of us.💙