Commenters praised the teen, calling him "respectful" a "great kid." Jacob's mother, Lauren Pope, joined them, writing that she was "both humbled and proud" of her son.
Jacob, who said he didn't realize at the time that someone was watching him, told WGHP that he was "really shocked" by the attention the photo has received.
"I just stopped because it was the right thing to do," he told the TV station.
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