This morning, Anthony Bourdain was found dead of an apparent suicide at the age of 61. As social media worked to come to terms with another famous person taking their own lives in one week, many shared stories about the outspoken chef, but none were quite as moving as Yashar Ali’s thread.

Even if you disagreed with Anthony and his views, this reveals that he was an exceptional human being.

Grab a tissue.

This breaks our heart.

This tweet right here.

Big tears.

Thank you, Yashar for sharing this thread and for sharing your friendship with ‘Tony’ with us.

Editor’s note: If you are feeling hopeless, please reach out. You are not alone, especially in this world of social media. Someone somewhere is there to listen.


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