Oh my lord, Pixar. As if I needed a reason to love you more. Now you go and fulfill the wish of a dying ten-year-old? My heart just grew three sizes.
Colby Curtin, who was suffering from vascular cancer for the last four years, was desperate to see Up. She was supposed to get a special wheelchair to go, but then that didn't work out and suddenly she got a lot more sick, so she couldn't get out of bed to go to the theater. A family friend got in touch with Pixar, who brought Colby a DVD copy, along with stuffed animals and other Pixar film memorabilia. Colby got to see the movie (or rather, she got to hear it, since she couldn't really open her eyes at that point) and died later that night.
And how perfect that Up is about dealing with grief and appreciating the people you loved in your life? Colby's mom said:
"When I watched it, I had really no idea about the content of the theme of the movie. I just know that word 'Up' and all of the balloons and I swear to you, for me it meant that (Colby) was going to go up. Up to heaven."
Oh my lord, I cannot handle this article. I hope the Curtin family can think back on these last moments with their daughter and know that she was happy.
Seriously, Pixar? You already made me cry with Carl's story, and now this? What's next? When will the tears stop?!
(I hope they don't! Keep tugging at my icy heartstrings, guys!)