Good News: Marine Helps Boy Finish 5K

 

On Saturday, 19-year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Myles Kerr noticed 9-year-old Boden struggling to complete a 5K race. The boy had become separated from his group. According to the Facebook page, Seal of Honor, which posted a photograph of the pair running together, Boden asked Kerr, “Sir, will you please run with me?” Kerr, wearing boots and fatigues, and carrying a full backpack, stuck with the boy, encouraged him to complete the race, and helped him reunite with his party at the end of the course—even though Kerr was dead last in his age group, clocking in at 35:43 minutes (five seconds behind Boden). He came in so much later than his Marine buddies, in fact, that they were concerned he had been injured.  See the viral (and touching) photo here.