Couple Reunited After Boston Marathon Explosions Makes Us Feel So Much (PHOTO)

04/16/2013 10:09 am ET

After the horrific Boston Marathon explosions took place yesterday, people desperately tried to locate their loved ones. Writer Megan Johnson snapped a photo of a couple reunited right after the bombing.


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Johnson posted the following explanation of the photo on her Tumblr:

So I took this picture today of the “couple reunited,” and it went viral. Something like over 1400 retweets, insane. I just wanted to show one of the many incredible moments of kindness and generosity that i saw today, because there were many.

Everyone is asking me what the deal is so here goes- right after they embraced, i wanted to give them a second alone. then i turned away to talk to someone else, and I lost them in the crowd of people. I didn’t have a photog (beyond my iphone) so i was trying to do it on my own. So I lost them. All i got was one of their first names that was yelled out, and I’m not giving that up right now.

As Patton Oswalt reminded us, in the face of evil we need to remember: "The good outnumber you, and we always will." This photo is a whole lot of good.

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