Samuel Johnson shares heartbreaking tribute to sister Connie

If you’ve got a box of tissues handy, I suggest you grab them now.

Actor Samuel Johnson has taken to social media, sharing a heartbreaking, yet truly beautiful post about his big sister Connie.

The inspirational mum-of-two recently stopped treatment for cancer she has been battling for years.


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On Friday, Johnson took to the Love Your Sister Instagram page, a charity he started with Connie in 2012 to raise money for breast cancer research, posting a selfie of the pair.

The photo was accompanied by an emotional tribute, which has brought people around the world to tears.

“Rainbows carry hefty pricetags, turns out. Thanks for showing me that life is what we make it to be,” Samuel wrote.

“Thanks for teaching me that now can still be awesome, even when you’ve so nearly run out of now and have no more real awesome left.

“I wish I could soften your pain, or lessen your fear, or give you something tangible, but tangible clearly isn’t in season.

“I’m proud to walk you to the hardest part of the road. The end. The only part of the road in your life that must sadly be travelled alone. Chin up please, amidst the growing dark my girl. Shoulders back. Stand tall through that savage march, stand big and tall, dear sister, for you have lived a life to be proud of.

“You’ve loved well, and you’ve been loved well which is all that really matters in the end, I suspect. I won’t finish with I love you, though of course I do. I’ll finish with a simple thanks. Thanks for holding my hand along the way. It’s been a stunning fu***** ride. I want another turn, for we’ve spent our lives taking turns, but cancer is greedier and stronger than us. For now.

“So Little Miss Connie Cottonsocks, I shall now again and proudly declare myself, very truly yours, Your ever grotty and very sad little brother, Sammy Seal. XX”

Rainbows carry hefty pricetags, turns out.Thanks for showing me that life is what we make it to be. Thanks for teaching me that now can still be awesome, even when you’ve so nearly run out of now and have no more real awesome left. I wish I could soften your pain, or lessen your fear, or give you something tangible, but tangible clearly isn’t in season. I’m proud to walk you to the hardest part of the road. The end. The only part of the road in your life that must sadly be travelled alone. Chin up please, amidst the growing dark my girl. Shoulders back. Stand tall through that savage march, stand big and tall, dear sister, for you have lived a life to be proud of. You’ve loved well, and you’ve been loved well which is all that really matters in the end, I suspect. I won’t finish with I love you, though of course I do. I’ll finish with a simple thanks. Thanks for holding my hand along the way. It’s been a stunning fucking ride. I want another turn, for we’ve spent our lives taking turns, but cancer is greedier and stronger than us. For now. So Little Miss Connie Cottonsocks, I shall now again and proudly declare myself, very truly yours, Your ever grotty and very sad little brother, Sammy Seal. XX @samueljjohnson78

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In just a few hours the post has been liked more than 10,000 times and received thousands of comments.

“Sam you are an amazing brother and the truest of gentlemen. Connie you are strong beyond words and a true warrior. May your final journey be filled with peace. Our hearts and prayers are with you both. Much love and strength,” one person wrote.

“I really should not have read that at work. Trying so hard not to cry. Sending love and light to you both,” commented another.

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