A student athlete paid homage to Forrest Gump by running straight off the field during a baseball match in Texas on Wednesday.
The surprise costume imitated a scene in Forrest Gump, in which the titular character is playing a game of football, runs over the line to score a touchdown, then runs straight out of the stadium.
Posting a video of the moment on Twitter, TJC (Tyler Junior College) Apache Athletics said: “Highlight of the baseball Halloween game! Run Forrest Run!"
Highlight of the baseball Halloween game! Run Forrest Run!!!!! https://t.co/dTTHCr0MVK— TJC Apache Athletics (@TJC Apache Athletics)1571860732.0
The video, which sees the player's teammates laugh and shout “run Forrest run," now has over two million views after being posted on Wednesday.
Kelsi Weeks, assistant athletic director at Tyler Junior College, said:
"The person in costume is student-athlete, Ren Reynolds from Kilgore, Texas. The run was not planned and was a surprise. Costumes are a surprise as well."
Twitter applauded the homage to a classic film.
@ApacheAthletics I love how he jumps the fence and keeps going lol #RunForestRun— Ashley (@Ashley)1571929168.0
@ApacheAthletics OMG, I have watched this at least 10 times! My Thursday is COMPLETE.— мєℓιη∂α (@мєℓιη∂α)1571945996.0
@ApacheAthletics This is awesome!!!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼— DMB. #GLOVES OFF (@DMB. #GLOVES OFF)1571938141.0
@ApacheAthletics Great stuff here— leroyP33 (@leroyP33)1571926564.0
@ApacheAthletics I can’t tell you how much I love this!— Michael Avery Castro (@Michael Avery Castro)1571929922.0
@ApacheAthletics Thank You. Forrest Gump is my favorite movie. You made me smile this morning.— Paula (@Paula)1571931400.0
@ApacheAthletics This is my favorite Halloween moment in the history of ever.— and still I rise (@and still I rise)1571933299.0
@ApacheAthletics That is what we call... A HOME RUN...— Masindi Petrus (@Masindi Petrus)1571941096.0
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