9-year-old loses his running mates during a marathon and asks Marine “Will you run with me?”

Boden and Kerr finished the race crossing the line together. Someone also snapped a photo of the sweet moment, which ended up taking the internet by storm.

Kerr remained humble through all the praise. He tweeted: “I was just doing what any man would do.”

The Marine then told The Petoskey Times: “I think we clocked 38 minutes by the time we crossed the line. I usually can run the 3 miles in 17 or 18 minutes. He reminded me of myself at that age, but I couldn’t have done what he did then.”

Kerr’s fellow Marines were under the impression that their friend had possibly injured himself when there was no sight of him at the finish line. Once they noticed him, they cheered the pair on.

The Facebook post reads: “Several minutes after the other Marines he was with had finished, Lcpl Kerr still had not crossed the line. They feared his extreme level of motivation may have caused him injury and/or fatigue resulting in him dropping out of the race. Moments before they ran back through the course to recover their fellow Marine, Lcpl Kerr came around the last turn along with this small boy.”

Roughly six years after the race, the post has gained in excess of 250,000 reactions, along with 61,000 shares and 21,000 comments!

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