It shows a group of children, holding hands, and running haphazardly in a line. It's a lighthearted work, and the boys seemed to identify with the kids.
Because what child hasn't felt the pull and tug of a friend, in the joy of an exciting adventure?
It's sort of hard not to join in with that kind of fun.
One interesting detail was that one of the girls had lost her shoe. This is an intentional loss on the part of the sculptor, but the boys were a little distressed. They kept trying to put the shoe back on, but it was anchored to the ground.
Readers, what is your favorite sculpture or statue?