Simon's mother, Patricia Lyons Simon Newman Gilband, is in the intensive care unit at a Chicago hospital and he has been live-tweeting the experience of sitting at her bedside.
As Simon has candidly opened up about the experience of watching a loved one die, the Internet has chimed in to listen.
Tuesday, July 23: Gratitude for nurses...
And the royal baby!
Thursday, July 25: Greetings and grace.
Friday, July 26: Duets.
Saturday, July 27: On speeches, Chicago, punctuality, and parks.
Sunday, July 28: On holding hands...
And dental floss...
And saying goodbye.
Read all of Simon's tweets here. And, if nothing else, take this advice with you.