After 5 years of building a relationship through video games, facebook, and a webcam we both get to see each other for the first time.
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.
Talk about coming full circle -- meet the military veterans who were deployed shortly after 9/11, and who returned home to help build the new World Trade Center.
Says one vet:
It's never going to be what it was, with the two towers, but once these are all done, you're going to feel a sense of closure.
Very, very cool.
Gabbi declined his offer, but to soften the blow of rejection, she and her bandmates performed for him an acoustic cover of Whitney Houston's "I Want To Dance With Somebody."
Daryl was moved to tears. You will be, too.