Martin Richard, 8, from Dorchester, Massachusetts, is one of the victims who died in Monday’s Boston Marathon explosion.
Martin Richard was killed as he was standing in line waiting to give his marathon running father a hug.
Losing his life as two explosions tore through the crowd at the finishing post of the Boston Marathon, Martin Richard was at the race to support his dad Bill Martin, along with his mother Denise Richard and two siblings.
Friends held a vigil on Monday night at the neighborhood Tavolo Restaurant in Dorchester for Martin Richard and his mother and sister, who suffered “grievous” injuries in the bombing on Monday afternoon.
According to the Boston Globe, Martin Richard had walked out to hug his father as he went to cross the finishing line.
Afterwards, his father walked on but the little boy went back to rejoin his mom and siblings – at which point the first bomb went off.
Reports suggest that Martin Richard’s mother was terribly injured and his sister’s leg was blown off in the devastating explosion.