Read These Heartbreaking Messages As An NPR Host Live Tweets His Mother’s Death

Every once in awhile, the internet thaws the ice around my cold heart with a story that reminds me of the grace that humanity can offer. Today Scott Simon’s story brought me to tears. Simon, a host on NPR, has been sitting with his mother in the hospital for the past few weeks as his mother’s condition deteriorated and it became clear she wouldn’t be leaving the hospital. Herself a performer, Simon felt that a public goodbye to his mother was the best way to honor her life and chose to share her final days with the world.

I usually find live tweeting personal events to be an overshare, but what Scott has done is bold and brave, a gift for all of those who have lost a loved one. Below you’ll find just a sampling of Scott’s tributes to his mother, which range from funny to gentle and poignant. Followers of Scott’s on Twitter have been rallying behind him, messaging with their condolences and their thanks for sharing his mother’s story and her inspiring words. His mother might have passed, but one thing is certain: She won’t be forgotten.

If you take anything away from this, remember to tell those around you how much you love them today. Don’t be afraid to reach out and hold their hand. You never know how much time you have left. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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