Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day: Remember Scott Widak, the man with Down syndrome who was terminally ill with liver disease, and whose nephew Sean O’Connor posted Widak’s address to Reddit this past spring?
“One of my uncle’s favorite things to do is open mail, and I thought that if he got a lot of mail it would cheer him up.”
Widak died Saturday, and O’Connor returned to Reddit with an update – and with a beautiful Imgur album that captures the last months of Widak’s life, and the letters and gifts he received from all over the world:
Thank you reddit for thinking of my uncle. He will surely be missed… His general cheerfulness did decline a bit as he got more ill, but his happiness didn’t fail to shine through at times no matter how sick he got.
The internet was beautiful and nothing hurt.
78% of 18-year-old women are unhappy with their bodies. And this is why.
We should all go out and
buy some dove productstalk to our daughters.
this is so fantastic oh my god
Two bodies were found in the Yangtze River, China with their hands entwined together in red twine. The couples’ family did not agree with the marriage, so the lovers took their lives.
When he died, his wife commissioned this sculpture, as an expression of her love for him:
Location: Mt Macedon Cemetery in Victoria, Australia
How dare you hurt my best friend? How dare you have nothing to say? How dare you look her in the eye and tell her she means nothing? If she didn’t still care for you, you would have been stabbed in your rotting, yellowed liver and left to die on your pathetic porch with only the dogs you mistreat to hear your pleas for help.
P.S. Just remember, you can live a full and happy life without all of your fingers and I wouldn’t loose any sleep if you accidentally lost some.