Man tweets the anguish of his mother’s dying moments

JULY 30, 2013 10:44AM

Scott Simon, the NPR radio host who tweeted his mother's dying moments Source: Supplied

Scott Simon, the NPR radio host who tweeted his mother’s dying moments Source: Supplied

THESE are the tweets that will melt your heart: Scott Simon is detailing his mother’s dying moments in messages that are just 140 characters but overflowing with love.

Simon, the host of the US National Public Radio show Weekend Edition, has been tweeting from the bedside of his mother Patricia Lyons Simon for the past few days, with the dying moments being shared with his 1.2 million Twitter followers.

Some of the messages are brief, others are humorous. Mostly, they are filled with the love a son has for his dying mother

“I am getting a life’s lesson about grace from my mother in the ICU. We never stop learning from our mothers, do we?,” he tweeted on Friday.

About 10am AEST, he tweeted that her heart rate was dropping.

And 40 minutes later she was gone. As Simon said: “The heavens over Chicago have opened and Patricia Lyons Simon Newman has stepped onstage”.

There are plenty of internet sensations. This is a sensational use of the internet, and one that shows that you don’t need more than 140 characters to tell all that needs to be said.

In May, he tweeted a photograph of his mother in the studio.

SOURCE: Melbourne Sun Herald