This story was mentioned in a book I am reading, so I took to the interwebs to see what it was all about. I don't remember hearing about it at the time. I didn't know Twitter was capable of such beauty.
Make sure you have kleenex on hand. It's staggeringly poignant and moving and heart-wrenching:
NPR's "Weekend Edition" host, Scott Simon. live tweets the final days of his mother's life, here.