Spectators, runners, workers, medical teams were all in the wrong place at the wrong time on Monday when they attended the Boston Marathon. The wrong place because downtown Boston was the location for a pair of mad men to set off two bombs in the midst of a spectacular day of celebration at the Boston Marathon and the wrong time because it was four hours into the running of the marathon when most runners finish the race.
However, throughout this terrorist-born tragedy, the people in Boston did the right thing by not running away from the bombs nor losing their resolve to be strong and stand up to the terrorists. In fact when the bombs went off, people at that location gathered their senses and raced in to help the injured. They did the right thing. In this clip from NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams, the worker at the Forum Restaurant where the bomb exploded pointed out they were in the wrong place at the wrong time, but they did the right thing.
Our hearts and prayers are with you all, dear Boston.