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Terminally Ill Kids Shared Their Versions of the "Meaning of Life," and the Answers Will Wreck You

When children's doctor Alastair McAlpine asked some of his terminally ill patients "what they enjoy and what has given meaning to their lives," he might not have been prepared for just how heartwarming the responses were. Sharing the kids' responses in a series of tweets, the pediatrician found that the children mostly cared about friends, family, pets, and small joys like ice cream, and much less about material things like television.
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