Here's a story that proves you're never too young to be a patriot.

A passerby snapped a photo of two young boys retrieving an American flag they found in a ditch on Memorial Day, and the touching photo has quickly gone viral.

12-year-old Parker Diemel and 11-year-old Ayden Lango appeared on "Fox and Friends" to explain why they took action when they saw the stars and stripes on the ground.

"I was kind of like, 'Why is that in the ditch?'" Parker said. "It's kind of dishonoring the veterans that served America."

Ayden explained that he saw Parker venture down in the ditch first and decided to help his friend recover Old Glory.

"We didn't know they were taking a picture of us," Parker revealed.

After the photo was posted online, Parker and Ayden found themselves becoming Internet sensations, receiving praise and salutes from thousands across the country, including veterans.

How did you know to respect the flag like that? Brian Kilmeade asked.

"I've just always known that America is the greatest country ever and we have to respect its symbols and its flag," Ayden said.

Watch the inspiring "Fox and Friends" clip above.

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