Tiny Environmentalist’s Video Meltdown Inspires Millions


MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Earth Day may have been last month. But the environmental crusade continues for a young boy in Washington State.  Through tears and sobs, his heartfelt outrage was caught on camera recently and shared with the world.

“Hi, my name is Henry.”  Henry Marr, to be exact. and henry had a little melt down in the car the other day.
“The planet is going to be wrecked! People are being so rude to it.”

It was an impassioned plea, really
“They are being so bad I could just call them dumb people,” Henry cried.

The stuff of a legendary eco-warrior in the making.
“I wish I was an adult right now. I just want to do my job right now!”

“My teacher showed the kids at school  a video in class of a chickadee eating trash and I almost cried and that’s why im fired up.”

The back-seat rant  has been viewed more than 5 million times.
“Just seeing people that are so inspired by this little 6 year old… and his passion, is pretty neat,” says Henry’s mom, Allie Hall.

And when Henry Marr gets mad, he gets busy.
He’s written a little book, you know. His own little environmental manifesto. “Enjoy the planet, but don’t wreck it.”

Henry got some of his friends to sign the book. And soon, very soon,  they will begin changing their world.
“And tomorrow we’re going to plan what is going to happen and what is going to be our plan and we are going to go together at Little Mountain and take care of it.”
Reporter: “Take care of what?”
“The planet,” Henry says.

It’s a big job that Henry is tackling. Fortunately, he’s already started.
“I’m still thinking about it… and, I’ve been to  Little Mountain and guess what I’ve done?  I’ve saved a slug.”

(Eric Jenson for CNN)

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