On Sunday, while watching the San Jose 408K Race to the Row in San Jose, Calif., that benefits the foundation for fallen U.S. Army Ranger and former NFL player Pat Tillman, 95-year-old World War II veteran Joe Bell was standing on the side of the road in his uniform cheering on runners as they ran by.

While Bell was cheering for the runners, a spontaneous tribute broke out for him.

Runners quickly noticed Bell in uniform and returned the favor by clapping as they ran by.

Some even ran up on to the sidewalk where Bell was standing to thank him and shake his hand.

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