Lance Corporal Myles Kerr, 19, competed in the Jeff Drenth Memorial race in Charlevoix, Michigan on Saturday
During the five-kilometre race, Kerr passed a little boy who had fallen behind the group he was running with.
A spectator snapped a photo of the pair who then finished the race together, Kerr encouraging Fuchs the entire way.
The photo was posted on the Facebook page "Seal of Honor." It went viral.
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"For the 5k at the Venetian Festival in Charlevoix, Lcpl Kerr opted to run the event wearing boots and utes and carrying a ruck sack. 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 toRead More »from Photo of Marine running with boy in 5k race goes viral