That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run.
So I ran to the end of the road, and when I got there
I thought maybe I'd run to the end of town.
President Carter, suffering from heat exhaustion...
And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd just run across Greenbow County.
Now, thinking since I'd run this far, maybe I'd just run across the great state of Alabama
And that's what I did. I ran clear across Alabama.
No particular reason. I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean.
And when I got there, I figured since I'd gone this far, might as well turn around, just keep on going.
And when I got to another ocean, I figured since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back and keep right on going.
When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go... you know... I went.
- And so, you just ran.
I'd think a lot about Mama and Bubba and Lieutenant Dan.
But most of all, I thought about Jenny. I thought about her a lot.
For more than two years, a man named Forrest Gump, a gardener from Greenbow, Alabama, stopping only to sleep, has been running across America.
Charles Cooper reports. For the fourth time on his journey across America, Forrest Gump the gardener will cross the Mississippi River again today.
- I'll be damned. Forrest?
- Why are you running?
- Are you doing this for world peace?
- For the homeless?
- Are you running for women's rights?
- The environment?
They couldn't believe somebody would do all that running for no reason.
- Why are you doing this?
- I just felt like running.
I just felt like runnin'...