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Marine Helps 9-Year-Old Finish 5K

Lance Corporal Kerr's act of kindness has made him an overnight hero.

Lance Corporal Kerr’s act of kindness has made him an overnight hero.

Serving is what it’s all about to be in the military, but for Marine Lance Corporal Myles Kerr, the concept of helping others has taken on a deeper meaning. According to The Guardian, Kerr has become a recent Internet sensation for helping 9-year-old Boden Fuchs finish a 5K.

The Marine, who was home in Michigan on leave, encountered the boy as he was struggling to keep up with a pack of runners.

Fuchs saw Lance Corporal Kerr and reportedly asked: “Sir, will you please run with me?”

The Marine, who has been trained to never leave a comrade behind, obliged and encouraged Fuchs to finish the race. In fact, the results show that Kerr even came in behind Fuchs.

People are calling the Marine a “true hero” and “role model.” Fuchs’ parents rewarded Kerr with a $100 voucher to a local restaurant in Charlevoix, Mich., where the race was being held.