You might remember Temperence Pattinson- the inspirational little girl who warmed hearts all over the country with her video for help for heroes (below). 

Despite having no connection to the forces herself, five year old "Tempy" will be running 5K this weekend to raise money for Help for Heroes, to thank military personnel for their service by raising funds for the charity.

Tempy was about 3 and started asking why people wore poppies and became curious about how she could help those who had served in our military.

According to Tempy's mum: 

"It was the concept that someone would put their life at risk to keep her safe when they hadn't even met her". 

Picture Credit: Help For Heroes

The heart-warming conversation between a veteran injured in Iraq and Tempy, who previously did a triathlon in support of the Help for Heroes charity, became an internet sensation.

The video, released by the charity, features young fundraiser Temperance Pattinson, telling Iraq veteran Si Brown why she decided to take part in the charity Triathlon, even though she’s a bit scared of riding her bike.

Mr Brown, from Leeds, tells Tempy how he sustained his injury, having been left virtually blind after being shot in the face by an Iraqi sniper in 2006.

He says:

"I got shot in the face but I was lucky. It's because of the challenges you do, and the money you raise and the support you give, that people like me can get better. So that's why people like you are our heroes."

To which Tempy replies: "And people like you are mine."

The video has been viewed more than a quarter of a million times since it was posted on Facebook by the charity.  The video is part of the Help For Heroes Facing It Together campaign, which aims to show the differences that the charity's supporters make to the lives of veterans and their families.

Tempy said she began to support Help for Heroes when she was just three.

She had seen a poppy and asked her mother, Emily, about the sacrifices made by those who put their lives on the line to protect us.

Since being shot, Mr Brown has endured 25 operations and hours of surgery to rebuild his shattered face.

Mark Elliott, who helped Bryn and Emma Parry set up the charity in 2007 and is current Advocacy Ambassador for Help for Heroes, said of the viral sensation:

"It is so important that people from completely different backgrounds and ages can connect through a common cause, and that is exactly what we see here. Help for Heroes is a movement and its inspiration is heroes like Simon Brown."

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