Kind Words from Redditors to Cancer-Free Mom Will Leave You in Tears

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Reddit user Speedoffastness posted this lovely sentiment along with a photo after learning their mom had been given a clean bill of health: “A year ago this month, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After losing both breasts [and] all of her hair and 6 months of chemo, today is her last chemo treatment, and she is cancer free! She has gone through it all with a smile, but THIS smile is the most beautiful of them all.”

The Reddit world was touched by this woman’s strength and the love of her family, and so many people responded with similar stories and words of support and understanding. There will always be haters in online forums, of course, but we just couldn’t help but share the beautiful responses of those who happily shared in the joy of this lovely family!

If you have cancer or know someone who does, these beautiful words are sure to brighten your day! Here are just a few of the kind things they said.

(NOTE: Some comments have been edited for length or clarity.)

Here’s a hug.

“I want you to send a hug and congratulations to your mom from me, tyrandan2. My own mom passed away a couple months ago after battling breast cancer for almost a year. It’s been hard, real hard, but it’s given me a new appreciation of life and perspective on the people who fight and win against this terrible disease. Your mom’s a hero; don’t ever let her forget that.” —Reddit user tyrandan2

A word about strength.

“Cancer patients are some of the toughest people in the world. They get hit with so much shit and keep going. I learned a lot from my mother about fighting a battle when she said, ‘What else am I gonna do? Give up? What would that get me?’ Everyone in your family is stronger for going through this together. It’s also reassuring to know that her strength was passed on to you. You have that same tenacity that she does. It might not be apparent now, but when you’re faced with something you think is bigger that you, that part you got from her won’t let you give up.” —Reddit user Dantron94

Thanks for posting this.

“As a guy who lost his mother to cancer at the age of three, this story brightens my day. It’s nice to hear about happy endings sometimes.” —Reddit user weliketobass

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Elizabeth Nelson is a wordsmith, an alumna of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, a four-leaf-clover finder, and a grammar connoisseur. She has lived in west Michigan since age four but loves to travel to new (and old) places. In her free time, she. . . wait, what’s free time?