good Samaritan has been identified, thanks to a grateful runner's Facebook plea.A Boston Marathon
Laura Wellington, 25, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was half a mile from the finish line when the bombs went off, promptly halting the race.
Police diverted her away from the finish line where her family and boyfriend, Bryan O'Neil, were planning to meet her. She panicked.
"Knowing that my family was at the finish line waiting for me, I started panicking, trying to call them. Diverted away from the finish line, I started walking down Mass Ave towards Symphony Hall still not knowing where my family was. Right before the intersection of Huntington, I was able to get in touch with Bryan and found out he was with my family and they were safe. I was just so happy to hear his voice that I sat down and started crying. Just couldn't hold it back," Wellington wrote.
As she wept, a marathon participant who had already completed the race passed by — and gave her his medal.
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