The Run Across America
Millionaire Forrest Gump Continues Legendary Run Across America
For over three years, Forrest Gump, co-owner of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. of nearby Bayou La Batre, has been criss-crossing the United States in a phenomenal feat of endurance. Gump apparently felt like running one day and kept going until he ran into an ocean. At that point, he turned around and ran back until he ran into the other ocean. This sojourn has continued for the last three years, one month, and two days.
Somewhat of a national folk hero, Gump has gathered followers along his trek. When asked the purpose of his odyssey, Gump says simply, “to give people hope”.
Bumper stickers and t-shirts emblazed with witticisms Gump has uttered along the way have become watchwords of today’s society.
Asked how long he plans to keep on running, Gump replied, “I eat when I’m hungry, I stop when I’m tired and I’ll run until it’s time to go home”.
His hair and beard now quite long, Forrest Gump serves as a symbol of all that is simple and good in America.
(source: Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant)