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Aug 12, 2009 | 7:46 AM EDT
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Thank you for FP newgrounds. You guys are awesome to make all things possible.

The original animation by Josh Wimble dared me to do this remake. I was hoping someone would have eventually done a remake because the original was so moving. So here I present my version and hope that all who have seen the original will be moved once more.

Music by Switchfoot.
Original story by Josh Wimble.
Animated by Patrick Majewski.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

stallioon you have a lot of nerve

This flash is awesome! 5/5 and Fav.

I know that the review section is a bad place to start an arguement, but I am sorry. I have to say something.
Stallioon, I can't stop you from saying things like that, but you are abesolutely wrong.
"And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea." Mark 9:42

Stallioon: "Religion is bull**** and conspicuous compassion like this makes me sick."
You know what? Then go puke.

Godlimations responds:

thanks, I can't see the review though... it may have been voted to be deleted...

I just can't find it or his alias...

cheers Mike.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

The ending was beyond moving

It was really awesome but I don't like how it had to involve's not like I'm against religion; they make great amounts of contributions to society. However it's so stereotypical that people that do good have some sort of religious background. Why do they have to be religious in order to do good?

To me, the flash was amazing until the mother dies and the boy turns towards christianity. I just don't believe fueling a stereotype is a great way to justify the meaning of the song and flash respectively.

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Godlimations responds:

it was more about personal revelation on the individual. What are you talking about stereotypes... everyone has a stereotype...

The man did good things, but he never had a religious background until the end. He wanted more from this life. And that is still a stereotype. :S

Switchfoot are a Christian band. They're a stereotype too :)

Thanks for watching! :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is a masterpiece, truly magnificent.... this is the kind of talent that newgrounds needs, you have an amazing gift. I hope you will continue to move people like this, and inspire future animators. I have been touched by this, and I rarely review flashes. you have made my day. Thank you ^^ and best of luck to you


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Usually never like switchfoot..

I never like switchfoot, i never like this style of animation.. yet this was excellent.. i don't know why, but it did move me a bit, makes me think about life:)

5/5 10/10

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


dude you have a real talent.

this was amazing!

the art looked so good! you have a really nice style

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