This Story About Anthony Bourdain Meeting A Child With Leukemia Will Warm And Break Your Damn Heart

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Anthony Bourdain wasn’t supposed to die. At least not now and not the way he did.

The world is distraught. When a person who means so much leaves this earth because of health issues, unfortunate accidents or just because the body said it was time to go, we’re all left to deal with the gaping hole that person filled. When a person takes their own life, it’s an even tougher pill to swallow.

Stories are pouring into Twitter about Bourdain, but none hit closer to home than the tale shared by Evan Benn, editor-in-chief of the lifestyle magazine Miami Indulge. Benn posted his story to Twitter this morning.

Anthony Bourdain was an idol. I don’t have many. I posted my small tributes to him on Instagram and Twitter because he filled a part of my life. He was no angel, he’d be the first to admit, but his mistakes and poor choices were overshadowed by the sheer good he did to amend past transgressions.

If you think some is having thoughts of doing harm to themselves, get them help. If that person is you, just know you’re not alone. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255.

Seek help. Any help.

Stay strong.