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These teenagers are going viral after stopping while the national anthem is played

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WASHINGTON (Circa) — Four high school students are going viral for a simple gesture - they paused as the national anthem was being played.

The teenagers were on their way to a high school football game and were running late according to Facebook user Mike Ullery Jr. As the anthem began to play, the young men took off their hats and placed their hands over their hearts, according to Ullery Jr.

"I was impressed by these Bullock Creek boys. Running late to the game they heard the national anthem and stopped, took off their hats and placed hands over heart! ❤ Respect🇺🇸," Ullery Jr. said in a Facebook post.

The post has been shared over 1,300 times and has been reacted to over 1,200 times.

"I was just proud of them, so I just snapped a picture and hoped it would get back to them when I posted it on Facebook," Ullery said to CBS News in an interview.

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