The most viral story in the history of TheBlaze was published on Sunday, and there was no shortage of reader reaction.

Centering around the “incredible” thing eight-year-old “gold star kid” Myles Eckert did for a soldier, some say the story “defines what America means” and even gives the country “hope for the future.

Here are the top comments on TheBlaze’s Facebook page:

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(Photo: Facebook/TheBlaze)

Eckert found a $20 bill in a Cracker Barrel parking lot earlier this month, but instead of keeping it, Eckert decided to give the money to Lt. Col. Frank Dailey.

The boy wrapped the money in a note reading: “Dear Soldier — my dad was a soldier. He’s in heaven now. I found this 20 dollars in the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. It’s your lucky day! Thank you for your service. Myles Eckert, a gold star kid.”

Myles Eckert has morphed into a local celebrity after a note he wrote to a soldier went viral over the weekend. (Image source: Screen grab via CBS News)

Myles Eckert has morphed into a local celebrity after a note he wrote to a soldier went viral over the weekend. (Image source: Screen grab via CBS News)

One Facebook commenter said her step-father was the officer who received the gift, and that their lives have been changed “forever”:

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(Photo: Facebook/TheBlaze)

Many, many commenters said the story brought tears to their eyes:

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(Photo: Facebook/TheBlaze)

The story was even shared by former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, among others:

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Radio host Mike Broomhead of News Talk 550 KFYI promised the story would be “the best 4 minutes you’ll spend today”:

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And Blue Star Families, a group of military spouses raising awareness of the challenges of military family life, added:

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Above all, commenters focused on what a remarkable child the 8-year-old is, and how proud his family should be to have raised him:

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(Photo: Facebook/TheBlaze)

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