Last year, Senator John McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma, aggressive brain cancer. He had been strongly confronting the disease for the last year. But, unfortunately, on August 25, the politician lost his battle at the age of 81.
McCain passed away peacefully, surrounded by his beloved family. His 33-year-old daughter, Meghan, was also by his side, supporting her dad in his last moments. A few days after his death, she took to Instagram to share the farewell letter the senator devoted to all Americans.
And it couldn’t be more powerful and touching
In it, McCain, who had served his country for nearly six decades, thanked his fellow Americans for giving him an opportunity to serve the country. The Senator added that despite having some regrets, he’s grateful for the life and the family he had:
I have often observed that I am the luckiest person on earth. I feel that way even now as I prepare for the end of my life. I have loved my life, all of it. I have had experiences, adventures and friendships enough for ten satisfying lives, and I am so thankful.
Of course, he couldn’t help but mention his love to America and its citizens. Even though there are fights and disagreements within the country, it’s still possible to get through all challenges and become stronger:
Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here. Americans never quit. We never surrender. We never hide from history. We make history.
The letter clearly touched to tears many people who rushed to Twitter to comment on it
Rest in peace, John McCain! You will be forever missed!