Picture from Jeff Drench Memorial 5K run goes viral: Marine finishes race with young boy
Boy got separated from his group
Last Updated: 133 days ago
The photo of a Camp Pendleton Marine helping a young boy who got separated from his group finish a 5K memorial race has gone viral.
According to ABC News, Lance Cpl. Myles Kerr is at the end of a one-week leave from the military base and recently ran the Jeff Drench Memorial 5K in Michigan.
Kerr told ABC News he ran by the boy, 9-year-old Boden Fuchs, who was walking on the route. When he asked if he was all right, the boy asked him to if they could run together.
"Sir, will you please run with me," Fuchs asked. Fuchs' mother thought he ran ahead, but he actually got separated, according to ABC News.
Kerr stuck with the boy the rest of the race and motivated him to finish.
They crossed the finish line just short of the 35-minute mark and Kerr made sure the boy got back with his group.
The photo of the two went viral after it was posted on the Seal of Honor Facebook Page and received more than 200,000 likes.
"As a Marine, we try to reach out and help as much as we can," Kerr told ABC News. "I don't think I'm a hero. I was just trying to help."
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