Good In The World

I love when I come across stories like these at the end of the night:

Internet users shower dying man with letters (because he loves opening them) after appeal by nephew

Scott Widak, 47, from Plainville, Massachusetts, is suffering from liver disease and Down’s Syndrome and is spending his dying days bedridden.

A month ago his nephew, Sean O’Connor posted a message on Reddit asking if anyone wanted to write to his his uncle as he needed cheering up.

Mr O’Connor, a 27-year-old filmmaker from Boston, wrote on the Reddit forum: ‘Hey Reddit – my 47 year old uncle, Scott Widak, has Down syndrome and is terminally ill with liver disease.

‘He is currently bedridden and living out his last days at home with my 85 year old grandmother.

‘One of his favorite things to do is open mail … anyone feel like sending him a letter or card?’

The post attracted 1,300 comments and users began to request the address from Mr O’Connor and the post began to flood to Mr Widak’s home from around the world.

As Widak’s condition worsens the family opens the mail for him and reads him the letters.