Forrest: [running] I had run for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours.
[he stops and turns around]
Young Man Running: Quiet, quiet! He’s gonna say something!
Forrest: I’m pretty tired… I think I’ll go home now.
So much happens to Forrest during his run and then one day he just stops, it is quite comical and in true Forrest fashion, it’s a very unique way to end such an epic running career.
“During the run, he inspires the phrase “Shit happens” to a bumper-sticker salesman after stepping in a pile of dog droppings. He also uses a yellow T-shirt provided to him by a shirt designer to wipe off his face after being splattered by mud from a big rig. In the process, he forms the iconic “Smiley face” logo and tells the man “Have a nice day.” One day, while running in the Western United States, Forrest suddenly stops; his followers all stop and listen on in anticipation, expecting him to offer words of wisdom, but instead he simply announces that he’s tired, then turns around and walks back to Alabama, leaving his followers dumbfounded at his sudden decision.”- Wikipedia