It can take a lot to make the online world stop and think, but this is the image that’s done it.
Posted by Redditor Mininni, it shows his parents, both in intensive care, his mum sedated, his dad hours from death, saying a final, tender goodbye.
The couple were wheeled in to be with each other, both of them on life support.
Mininni’s dad, in the last, awful stages of lung cancer, was a admitted to ICU a day before his mother.
“He was diagnosed for the third time with lung cancer and my mom suffered a heart attack the very next day. He was about to have his breathing tube removed for the last time, and even with my mom sedated he needed to say goodbye. “Both admitted at Kingston General Hospital, side by side rooms in the ICU. It’s the first time in the hospital’s history two patients on life support were brought into the same room to be together. He passed away peacefully May 4th.”
Asked by the Reddit community how he would remember his parents, he responded with a picture that was even more moving (if that’s possible). “My mom is home recovering now, heartbroken but recovering. People have been asking for a photo of how I remember them. I will remember this:
“Always together, no matter what.”
He also describes his last visit with his father.