Runners Stop In The Middle Of Race To Thank War Veteran Cheering Them On (Video)

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Giving thanks is something that our generation doesn’t do enough of. But at a recent 408k road race for the Pat Tillman Foundation in San Jose, CA, we saw an amazing act of gratitude when dozens of runners stopped to thank a 95-year-old World War II veteran who stood along the route to cheer them on.

Joe Bell was dressed in full uniform as one thankful runner ran over and shook his hand to thank him for his service. This of course started a snowball effect and before you knew it, there was a line just to meet old Joe, who was clearly loving every moment of it.

The race, which is dedicated to former NFL star Pat Tillman, who died in 2002 while deployed in Afghanistan, honors service men and women of all ages. Benefits to the foundation go to educational purposes for veterans and their families, which is something Tillman valued dearly until the day he passed.

H/T: ForTheWin

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