On Monday, April 19, Democrat Walter Mondale, Vice President to Jimmy Carter, died at the age of 93.
The weekend before his passing, Mondale wrote a letter to his staff.
After the message was shared online, it went viral for its heartfelt caring.
Former VP Mondale wrote a letter to his staff just prior to his death https://t.co/gylBYoTT4n— Michael Konopasek (@Michael Konopasek) 1618889504.0
“WELL, MY TIME HAS COME.” Here’s the email Walter Mondale sent 300+ staffers and associates over the weekend. He no… https://t.co/uVoYSaQlru— Ed O'Keefe (@Ed O'Keefe) 1618884125.0
Mondale, an especially caring figure on the political scene, will be missed in Washington D.C.
What a lovely letter from Walter Mondale who reportedly died holding his wedding picture with his wife,Joan, who pr… https://t.co/wl94vNtYT1— Barbara Comstock (@Barbara Comstock) 1618914024.0
@BarbaraComstock @mattklewis Did you see this? Decency and grace. https://t.co/FDfCQbST2j— MelissaBalough (@MelissaBalough) 1618939054.0
Mondale is often credited with bringing additional power and prestige to the office of the Vice President.
This farewell letter from Walter Mondale to his staffers and associates is rather lovely https://t.co/V5qEd99Y9d— Josh Glancy (@Josh Glancy) 1618933245.0
The first political love letter I ever wrote was to Walter Mondale after a loss. He wrote back. ❤ https://t.co/3osjIvhsKW— kath (@kath) 1618883907.0
Former VP Walter Mondale died. I don't remember him, but if this letter to his staff is representative of him we lo… https://t.co/30UIbEntCQ— Ashley (she/her/they) (@Ashley (she/her/they)) 1618913930.0
Many cynical Twitter users found themselves feeling a bit sentimental after reading Mondale's letter.
Rest in peace Walter Mondale. I tend to be snarky, but this letter to his staffers really got to me. https://t.co/C7JKYJtVhc— Professor Doctor "Doc" Stevens, Ph.D (@Professor Doctor "Doc" Stevens, Ph.D) 1618887344.0
@kenmartin73 @TheDemocrats @DemStateParties @MinnesotaDFL What a heartbreakingly beautiful farewell letter from for… https://t.co/9mheBfrZez— Russell Drew (@Russell Drew) 1618894146.0
After writing he looked forward to seeing his late wife and daughter once more, Mondale wrote:
"Before I go, I wanted to let you know how much you mean to me."
"Never has a public servant had a better group of people working at their side!"
"Together we have accomplished so much, and I know you will keep up the good fight."
This letter was so moving. https://t.co/VXMPSGRG9q— Alan Steinberg (@Alan Steinberg) 1618925568.0
@kylegriffin1 Walter Mondale was one of the good guys. There aren't that many people in politics you can say that about.— Syncopated Politics (@Syncopated Politics) 1618880687.0
@kylegriffin1 Walter Mondale, what all public servants should be. Rest In Peace Mr. Vice President.— Terri (@Terri) 1618881268.0
Rest in peace, Vice President Mondale, the impact you made will be remembered long after you've gone.