Not sure I can write up a post that will appropriately respect the gravity of the situation and honor Flutie and his family. There’s no words that can describe it. Devastating doesn’t even come close. I’m not sure Flutie had any idea his parents only had a short time left–it didn’t seem like it–but it doesn’t matter. Whether you know someone is slipping away or not, it’s still shocking. It still absolutely ruins you inside.
You don’t hear about stories like this. Hell, I only thought this type of love happened in the movies. The fact that kind of love actually exists gives us all a little hope. “They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it,” said Flutie.
RIP Dick and Joan and bless the Flutie family.