Would you attempt to bring someone happiness in their final moments in life, knowing full well that what you just told them was a lie?
Well, one Oregon woman thought this was a good idea and, because of it, her ex-husband died with a smile on his face.
According to an obituary for 76-year-old Michael Garland Elliott who passed on April 6, that last thing he heard was a comment from his ex-wife and best friend, Teresa Elliot.
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Teresa called Michael from her home in Austin, Texas, and she told him the last thing he would ever hear:
“Donald Trump has been impeached.”
According to the obituary:
“Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded.”
After Michael had passed, The New York Daily News spoke with Teresa about her fib, and she explained why she felt the need to do this:
“I knew it was his very, very last moments. I knew that would bring him comfort and it did. He then took his final breath.”
Teresa added that along with Michael being a golf enthusiast, he was a “news junkie” and when it came to President Trump:
“He hated his effing guts.”
Apparently, Michael expressed his distaste for Trump until his final days of being able to verbally communicate.
When asked whether she regretted her decision to tell Michael a lie in his final moments, she told the news outlet:
“Oh God no.”
“If I could leave him with a happy piece of news then why wouldn’t I? And maybe in the end it won’t turn out to be a lie.”
Would you want someone to tell you a lie in your final moments, if it brought you happiness?