Weve all read a lot of online dating profiles in our time, but youve probably never read one as heartbreakingly good as this one.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, who is terminally ill with ovarian cancer, penned a stunning essay for this week’s Modern Love in the New York Times in which she glowingly recommends her husband, Jason, and urges someone to swipe right on him.
Its as beautifully written as it is soul-crushingly sad. Perhaps that’s not surprising, since Rosenthal is the bestselling author of many classic childrens books Little Pea, Spoon, and Duck! Rabbit! among them and a memoir, Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
From her deathbed, she lovingly details many of Jasons wonderful qualities (he can flip a pancake), and in the process paints a picture of their happy courtship and 26 years together. The couple also has three grown children.
Predictably, her touching words have sent the internet into a collective ugly-cry.
She closes her essay, which she wrote on Valentines Day, by saying her hope is that the right person reads this, finds Jason, and another love story begins. She’s certainly given him the best possible start.
Fair warning, though, stockpile tissues before you dive in, since there is pretty much no way to make it through with dry eyes.