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NPR's Scott Simon Live Tweeting His Mother's Final Days

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 17:  Stuart Dybek, Scott Turow, and Scott Simon attend the 2012 Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner at
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 17: Stuart Dybek, Scott Turow, and Scott Simon attend the 2012 Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner at University of Illinois at Chicago Forum on October 17, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

NPR host Scott Simon has been live tweeting from the hospital bedside of his mother Patricia Lyons Simon Newman Gilband, chronicling their final moments together for his 1.2 million followers on Twitter.

Simon, the host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, has been with his mother in Chicago for the past week. His sad and heartwarming tweets about the death of a parent have drawn the attention of the Twitterverse. He tweeted Monday morning:

His tweets have been silly:

illuminating:

and heartbreaking:

and moving:

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