Spontaneous Praise Breaks Out for WWII Vet During 8K Race

Spontaneous Praise Breaks Out for WWII Vet During 8K Race

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Vet tribute in8K race MercuryNewsvidA 95-year-old veteran in full dress uniform came outside on the street to encourage and cheer runners in an 8K race but the admiration was turned on himself when the athletes began spontaneously shaking his hand in a tribute for his military service.

San Jose reporter Julia Prodis Sulek happened to capture the scene on video as Joe Bell became inundated with runners wanting to shake his hand.

The race was benefiting the Tillman Foundation, which provides scholarships for military veterans and is named for the NFL player from the California who was killed while serving with the U.S.

You might need a tissue for this one.

(WATCH the video below or READ the story from the Mercury News)

Thanks to Jim Kelly, Joel Arellano and Leija Haabe for submitting the link!

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