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Runners Detour Race to Thank World War II Veteran (Video)

| by Emily Smith

A 95-year-old World War II veteran was pleasantly surprised when runners in a charity race for a local fallen soldier stopped to shake his hand.

Joe Bell was dressed in his full uniform outside his San Jose home on Sunday, cheering on runners as they passed by his yard.

One runner decided to run off course to shake Bell’s hand and thank him for his service; he was followed by a group of other runners who did the same.

The annual Race to the Row normally benefits the Pat Tillman Foundation, which offers scholarships to military veterans and their spouses.

The recording of the race has since gone viral.

Sources: WTOP, The Post Game