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Marine runs with boy struggling to complete 5K

It resembles a Norman Rockwell painting.

A Marine dressed in his desert camouflage looks back at a boy exerting himself as he runs toward the finish line of a 5k run in Charlevoix, Mich.

The boy had just asked the Marine, “Sir, will you please run with me?”

The Marine, identified in news reports as Lance Cpl. Myles Kerr, was home on leave last weekend. He stayed by the boy's side the rest of the race and encouraged him from that point to the finish line, WLWT.com reported.

The report said that Kerr posted on Twitter that the boy's parents gave him $100 gift card to a local restaurant for the gesture.

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