Boston Marathon

Watch: Desiree Linden and her husband embrace at the 2018 Boston Marathon finish line in powerful moment

It was an emotional scene.

Desiree Linden became the first American woman in 33 years to win the Boston Marathon on Monday, despite almost dropping out early in the race and waiting for fellow American runner Shalane Flanagan to take a bathroom break.

Twitter users nationwide have been enthralled by her impressive victory. Local fans can appreciate that she has a dog named Boston and that, according to her and husband Ryan Linden’s wedding photographer’s website, the couple donated money to the One Fund in lieu of giving out wedding favors.

While many social media posts have focused on Linden’s big win, a number of others have taken note of how supportive Ryan was at the finish line, and how emotional the couple’s finish line embrace was.