NPR’s Scott Simon Is Live-Tweeting His Mother’s Death and Making Everyone Cry

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Any moms across America who receive a rare unscheduled call from their son or daughter today can probably thank Scott Simon. For the past few days, the NPR journalist has been live-tweeting to his 1.2 million followers as his mother passes away in a hospital ICU. It’s both heartwarming and deeply sad, somber and darkly funny. 

You can follow along below, but be prepared to cry

NPR’s Scott Simon Live-Tweeting Mother’s Death