All, that is, except one boy who stumbled on the track, he tumbled a few times and began to cry. The other eight heard the boy's cry; they slowed down and paused confused. Then, as if on a secret cue, they all turned around and went back to the fallen runner, every one of them. One girl with Down Syndrome bent down and kissed him and said, "This will make it better." Then all nine got up, held hands and walked together to the finish line.