Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G

Running On Empathy

Jesus, Peter.  All this gloom and doom and complaining.  Is there ANYTHING uplifting you can post?

As a matter of fact, yes, there is.  Readers, come and honor a hero among us.

Myles KerrThis picture is of Boden Fuchs (left) and Myles Kerr (right).  Fuchs is 9 years old.  Kerr is 19 years old and a lance corporal in the US Marines.  The two were participating in the Jeff Drenth Memorial 5K footrace, held last Saturday in Charlevoix, Michigan.  Both were with their own groups, Fuchs with his friends, Kerr with some other Marines.  Like any active Marine, running a 5K race is a baby piss job, so he was running in boots, fatigues, and carrying a full backpack.

As he ran, Kerr spotted Fuchs.  Fuchs was struggling to finish the race, and had fallen so far behind his group, he was all alone.  Spotting Kerr, Fuchs asked, "Sir, will you please run with me?"

Kerr ran alongside him, staying by his side and pep talking him into finishing the race.  Fuchs finished in 35:38.  Kerr came in at 35:43 and dead last for his age group.  In fact, his Marine buddies thought he might have been injured and that was why he was late.

There's a Facebook page called The Seal Of Honor.  It was founded in memory of Lt. Michael Murphy, a Navy SEAL who served in Afghanistan.  It posted the picture and wrote, "By his unwavering commitment to help those in need through his ability to inspire others by his unequivocal level of motivation, Lcpl Kerr reflected great credit upon himself and was keeping in the highest traditions of the United States Marine Corps."  The photo has been liked more than 200,000 times and shared nearly 10,000 times.

So there are good people out there.  Look and you can find them.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled hatred of the world.
Tags: a hero among us, can i get a fuckin a?!?, i'll drink to that, important life lessons, look out for each other, pure awesome, so much win
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