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Some Awesome People Shoveled The Boston Marathon Finish Line During The Blizzard

Sometimes in the middle of a blizzard something great happens.

Winter storm Juno pummeled New England Tuesday with snowfall piling up to more than 2 feet and winds gusting over 70 miles per hour. But even that nasty weather could not deter a few Bostonians who decided to shovel the iconic and symbolic Boston Marathon finish line.

From the window of his room at the Charlesmark Hotel, Philip Hillman spotted someone clearing the snow from the area on Boylston Street where the bombings occurred in 2013.

"I thought it was a powerful image when I looked at it,'' Hillman told the "Today" show. "I've been a resident of Massachusetts my whole life. For us, that finish line has become sacred ground. When I looked out there and saw that, I thought, 'How cool is that?' I love my city. It just was like, Boston is strong, and even the storm couldn't stop us."

Hillman took a photo and shared it on Twitter.

Twitter users eventually began posting the hashtag #whoshoveledthefinishline to determine the identities of the shovelers. (Apparently, at least two different people were seen shoveling the line that day). Even the Boston Police Department is looking to find the good Samaritans.

On Wednesday, BuzzFeed reported that one of the shovelers is Chris Laudani, a bartender at Back Bay Social.

BostInno confirmed none of the Charlesmark Hotel employees were responsible, but owner Mark Hagopian wasn't shocked someone decided to clear the spot.

“I’m not surprised, it’s the oldest marathon in the world,” he told USA Today's For The Win. “People take their picture with that finish line every single day.

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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: A man clears snow in Brooklyn the morning after a major winter storm on January 27, 2015 in New York City. Despite dire predictions, New York City was spared the worst of the storm, receiving up to a foot of snow in some areas. Subway buses were closed overnight while roadways were open only to emergency vehicles. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Snow is cleared from a Brooklyn street the morning after a major winter storm on January 27, 2015 in New York City. Despite dire predictions, New York City was spared the worst of the storm, receiving up to a foot of snow in some areas. Subway buses were closed overnight while roadways were open only to emergency vehicles. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: A man looks for work shovelling snow in Brooklyn the morning after a major winter storm on January 27, 2015 in New York City. Despite dire predictions, New York City was spared the worst of the storm, receiving up to a foot of snow in some areas. Subway buses were closed overnight while roadways were open only to emergency vehicles. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: A man clears snow in Brooklyn the morning after a major winter storm on January 27, 2015 in New York City. Despite dire predictions, New York City was spared the worst of the storm, receiving up to a foot of snow in some areas. Subway buses were closed overnight while roadways were open only to emergency vehicles. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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    WINTHROP, MA - JANUARY 27: Snow covered cars are seen on Veterans Road January 27, 2015 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. An overnight blizzard hit the region bringing strong wind gusts and up to two feet of snow in some areas. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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    WINTHROP, MA - JANUARY 27: A man uses a snowblower to remove snow from his driveway on Pearl Street January 27, 2015 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. An overnight blizzard hit the region bringing strong wind gusts and up to two feet of snow in some areas. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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    WINTHROP, MA - JANUARY 27: Snow covered houses are seen on Winthrop Shore Drive January 27, 2015 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. An overnight blizzard hit the region bringing strong wind gusts and up to two feet of snow in some areas. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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    WINTHROP, MA - JANUARY 27: A snowplow works on Veterans Road January 27, 2015 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. An overnight blizzard hit the region bringing strong wind gusts and up to two feet of snow in some areas. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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    A man wearing a New York Yankees cap shovels the sidewalk January 27, 2015 in the Bronx Borough of New York City. Tens of millions of Americans along the northeast coast buckled down Tuesday for another day following a snowstorm that shut down New York and other major cities.AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A man strolls on a walking path at Liberty State Park, with the Statue of Liberty in the distance, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J. The Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down as a monster storm, that could unload a paralyzing 1 to 3 feet of snow, moved through the northeast. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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    A pedestrian walks in the middle of Seventh Avenue in Times Square, New York, early Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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    Pedestrians make their way through snow in New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential of 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: People walk down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: A man walks down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Municipality worker removes the snow with shovel on a street following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: People walk down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: People walk down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: A snowplow is sen on a street following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: People walk down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: People walk down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: A snowplow is seen on a street following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Cars wade through a street following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Cars wade through a street following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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