• Korir came in second clocking 7:47.86 at the World Under-20 Championships in Cali, Colombia.
• The race was won by Ethiopia's Melkeneh Azize in 7:44.06.
Kenyans the world over are known for exemplifying compassion and athlete Felix Korir lived up to expectation when an opportunity to show concern for others showed up.
The 3000m runner had just finished his race in the World Under-20 Championships in Cali, Colombia when he spotted a young fan in the stands.
The race was won by Ethiopia's Melkeneh Azize in 7:44.06 while Korir came in second clocking 7:47.86.
Another Kenyan, Edwin Kimosong, settled for third place in 7:49.82.
The boy would have easily passed off as just another fan excited about Kenya's performance on the field had it not been for the small poster he displayed to all and sundry.
In a series of pictures doing rounds on the socials, the young boy is seen holding a placard with a plea in Swahili for a Kenyan jersey.
"Habari mimi pia ni mwanariadha na ningejivunia kuvaa shati ya Kenya katika mbio zangu, ungenipa?" the message read.
(Hello, I'm also an athlete and I would love to wear the Kenyan Jersey in my competition, would you gift me?)
The message on a white piece of paper caught Korir's attention.
In a different picture, Korir is seen removing his jersey before gifting it to the young Colombian.
Overjoyed and overcame by emotions, the boy started crying.
Kenya bagged three gold medals, three silver medals and four bronze medals at the just concluded World Under-20 Championships in Cali, Colombia.
Despite the impressive performance, Kenya dropped to number four in the ranking order.
In the 2021 World Under-20 Championships which were held in Nairobi, Kenya finished top of the table.