Losing a parent is never easy, especially as a teenager navigating the uncertainties of high school and the future. One mom with cancer foresaw this, and wrote a heartbreaking letter to her daughter to comfort her after she was gone.
18-year old Indiana resident Hannah Summers shared the last letter her mom, Peggy, had written to her on Twitter, reminding her followers to "please hug your parents a little closer and never take them for granted because you never know when you could lose them." Her message has been retweeted over 87,000 times and has over 280,000 likes as of writing.
The heartbreaking letter tells Hannah to keep working hard towards her dreams of becoming a nurse and reminds her of how much her mom loves her.
"You are going to do great in life and I will be smiling with you through all the important moments in your life... Enjoy life and live each day as if it is your last because none of us know if today will the be the last," the letter reads.
Commenters were touched by the letter, leaving their condolences for Summers. Actress Patricia Arquette even replied to tell Summers how sorry she was for her loss, to which she replied that Medium had been her mom's favorite show.
Others shared their own stories of losing their moms in response to support Summers.
The letter and Summers' tweets are an important reminder for all of us to never take our parents' or our own lives for granted. Give your mom a call or a hug once you've wiped the tears from reading the letter.
Refinery29 has reached out to Summers for comment, and will update this article when we receive a response.
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