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Bickley and Marotta

Updated Aug 1, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Photo of Marine running with child goes viral

Marine Lance Cpl. Myles Kerr urges 9-year-old Brandon Fuchs to finish the race. (Facebook Photo)

This Marine knows what it means to be a community member.

According to the Huffington Post, Lance Cpl. Myles Kerr let his Marine buddies beat him in the Jeff French Memorial 5K because someone needed his help.

That someone? Nine-year-old Brandon Fuchs.

The boy had become separated from those who he had started the race with. He asked Lcpl Kerr, "Sir? Will you please run with me?"

Someone snapped the photo of Kerr, who ran in his military boots, pants and rucksack, and Fuchs running side-by-side and posted it to the Seal of Honor Facebook page, where it quickly went viral.

Kerr later tweeted that he was amazed at the amount of support his gesture received and also said Fuchs' family gave him a $100 gift card as their way of saying "thank you."

About the Author


Carter Nacke graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 2010. He has been with KTAR since March 2011.

In addition to being a news junkie, Carter enjoys talking sports -- mainly soccer and hockey -- and covers the Arizona Coyotes for ArizonaSports.com.

He is an Arizona native and enjoys traveling.

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