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An Open Letter to Marcel the Shell with Shoes on

Note: If you haven’t seen the video gem that is “MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON” (and that’s the full official name), you should watch this before perusing this open letter to Marcel. Here is the recently released part three:


Dear Marcel,

We were totally thrilled to see your latest interview posted on YouTube, but we’re a little concerned about some of your lifestyle choices. We are hoping you might benefit from learning about a couple of Red Cross resources, if you’ll give us a minute of your time.

When thunder roars, go indoors! Marcel, I’m afraid you need to work on this one a bit. Standing under a leaf is not going to cut it when storms roll in.

If you’re going to put yourself in precarious situations (like, say, sneezing yourself off the window ledge), we would like to offer an app for your perusal: First aid at your fingertips! Ahem, your…shoe tips?

When you’re such a little guy, you might need to brush up on your flood tips more urgently than the rest of us. You should know that if you come upon a flowing stream where water is above your ankles (or for you, the bottom of your shell), stop, turn around and go another way. If you need more flood info, our app is here! (Get a couple of friends together, you might be able to maneuver a smartphone)

We noticed you were sneezing a bit. Although you blamed this on “allergies to plants,” we know flu season is coming up. How do you stay germ free? Do you wash your shell for 20 seconds with soap and water? How about getting a flu shot?

Your camp song was so lovely, and we do hope you will keep your dear friends updated on your life in the future!

All the best,

The Red Cross social team

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