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A Boston bombing amputee dressed as Forrest Gump's Lt. Dan and absolutely nailed it

“Life is like a box of chocolates.”

WE’VE ALREADY HAD a few, but there’s another late contender for the best Halloween costume of the year.

A woman who survived the Boston marathon bombing might just be in the running.

Rebekah Gregory lost her left leg in the 2013 terror attack and this year decided to dress up another famous amputee, Forrest Gump’s own Lieutenant Dan.

In her Twitter and Facebook posts on Halloween, Gregory uses the film’s most famous quote as a way of letting people know that you have to deal with whatever life throws at you.

Gregory is now a motivational speaker since the attack.

“I use this page as a way to encourage and inspire others through my story of struggle and resilience,” she says on her Facebook page.

For the Halloween get-up, Gregory even managed to recruit a partner (complete with a Bubba Gump Shrimp hat) to complete the ensemble.

Because really, how could you have Lieutenant Dan without his main man Forrest?

Source: Movieclips/YouTube

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