There was despair and heartbreak after the Boston marathon bombing, but through it all, there were also simple moments of humanity.
El Pelon Taqueria opened its doors and gave free food and a place for people to collect themselves a year ago.
Jose Torres, manager of the Fenway location, seen here with Boston Red Sox star Dustin Pedroia, talked to BuzzFeed about why the restaurant did what they did.
"It started last Sunday, people come and say thank you about what we did last year," Torres said. "We tried to help that day. We tried to do the best we could do."
"We’re never going to forget what happened, but we remember what happened last year, and we keep going like it's a normal day," he said.
Torres, who came from Mexico, and has lived in Boston for 10 years said he loves his restaurant. Management is trying to decide what it will do to mark the marathon next week.
The Fenway location went through it's own troubles, being hit by fires twice since 2007.
They persevered then and were there when a city needed them.
Adrian Carrasquillo is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.
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