I never met Derek Miller. I spotted the odd tweet by people I follow mentioning his name, especially over the last couple of weeks, but I didn’t know him, never read his blog, had no involvement at all in his life or his battle with cancer. The closest I got to meeting Derek was retweeting a message for the people who wanted to get #weloveDerek trending. Because they love him. Seemed like a good reason to me.
Derek died yesterday.
And this man I’ve never met, whose family I don’t know but am thinking about today, made me cry with his last blog post.
Go read it. But get a tissue first.