I don’t know why, but this story really has me all choked up.
An elderly man was able to die peacefully in his home in Oregon after his ex-wife told him Donald Trump had been impeached.
Via The Independent:
Teresa Elliott said she had told the white lie to Michael Garland Elliott because “it would bring him comfort” in his final moments.
Describing her former husband as a “news junkie”, she told New York’s Daily News newspaper that he frequently voiced his dislike for President Trump.
Mr Elliott “hated his effing guts”, she said.
Mr Elliott’s health had declined over the years and he died from congestive heart failure aged 75, “surrounded by those who loved him dearly” at his Oregon home.
His ex-wife, who is described as “his best friend”, said the last thing she told him was “Donald Trump has been impeached”, his obituary, published in The Oregonian newspaper reads.
It adds: “Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded. Mike will be forever missed but never forgotten.”
Very sweet, but very sad.
Michael’s obituary states he was a founding member of The Reserve and “spent countless weekends doing what he loved most with like-minded friends.”
“Golf was his life,” she said, adding that a stroke prevented him from playing.
Asked whether she regretted telling Michael of the false news, Teresa Elliott replied: “Oh God no.”
“If I could leave him with a happy piece of news then why wouldn’t I?” she said. “And maybe in the end it won’t turn out to be a lie.”