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By 03.06.14



During an 8K for the Pat Tillman Foundation in San Jose, California, something special happened along the route. Runners stopped in the middle of the marathon to  honor 95-year-old veteran Joe Bell, who was watching the race in his front yard. It’s one of the most heartfelt feel-good moments you’ll watch today. He told the reporter recording the video, his neighbor Julia Prodis Sulek: “I never knew there were that many people that would do that…. I never got recognition in my life,” he added.

The video is below. After you watch, head over to Mercury News to read an excellent profile of Bell. He’s truly a member of the greatest generation.

[H/T: Gawker]

Brandon Wenerd
About Brandon Wenerd... Brandon Wenerd is BroBible's senior editor, guru of @brotips, and director of strategic partnerships. He joined BroBible in the fall of 2009 after graduating from Penn State. When he’s not writing, Brandon enjoys fishing, Phish, Philly sports, Dewey Beach, supporting live music, hot sauce, and beer. E-mail him with post ideas and news tips:

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