We know you’ve been worried about Ethan and Grayson Dolan ever since the news broke that their father passed from cancer on January 19. We’ve been worried about them too! But just over one week since his tragic passing, the 19-year-old twins have taken to Twitter to share a sweet message with their fans.
On Friday, January 26, Ethan tweeted, “Thank you,” along with a heart emoji. Sure, it’s not much, but for concerned fans it means everything to know that he’s doing OK given the extremely difficult circumstances.
Thank you ❤️
— Ethan Dolan (@EthanDolan) January 25, 2019
On Saturday, January 27, fans got a tweet from Grayson as well, which was also short and sweet.
“I miss you guys,” he wrote.
I miss you guys
— Grayson Dolan (@GraysonDolan) January 27, 2019
Hopefully this is some sort of indication that the brothers will return to YouTube soon because, honestly, we miss them a lot. Still, we know the boys need plenty of time to grieve this major loss, especially since they were very close to their dad and looked up to him a lot.
In Grayson’s initial post about his father’s passing on Instagram, he wrote, “You will forever be my best friend. I miss you so f—in much already Dad. I know that even though you’re not physically here with me on earth, that you are with me in spirit. You are responsible for making me the person that I am so proud to be today. All of the lessons that you’ve taught me have stuck with me and I will use them moving onward for the rest of my life. You are and forever will be my favorite person that I will ever know.”
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Dad, you were so much more to me than just my Dad. Although we were only granted 19 years here together it feels like we’ve spent a million lifetimes together. You are such a strong soul and you’ve made such a strong impact on more people than you would believe. I know you will always be with me but I want you to know that I will always be with you. You’re never alone Dad. You are the toughest man that I will EVER know. The pain you endured, physical and emotional, throughout your entire journey that you prevailed through is indescribable and I admire you so much for pushing through without a single complaint. You are the strongest man I will EVER know. The sacrifices you made for your family throughout your journey could not be done without prodigious courage. You always put others first even if it meant the worst for yourself. You are the sweetest most caring man I will EVER know. The consideration you had for everyone and anyone is truly heartwarming. You were a father figure and friend to all of my friends too. I could go on for eternity, I really could. When you were very sick you told us, “This disease may get my body, but not my mind and not my heart. As long as my heart is beating I will still be fighting.” That is exactly what you did Dad. That is something I will always remember when faced with adversity. You fought the hardest fight. Cancer may have taken your life but with the strength and dignity you showed, and the inspiration you left us with, you won the battle Dad. I wanted to share this letter I wrote my dad so that I could help you understand the amazing person he was. He did so much good for the world and deserves recognition.
Ethan echoed his brother’s sentiments, writing, “Dad, you were so much more to me than just my Dad. Although we were only granted 19 years here together it feels like we’ve spent a million lifetimes together. You are such a strong soul and you’ve made such a strong impact on more people than you would believe. I know you will always be with me but I want you to know that I will always be with you. You’re never alone Dad. You are the toughest man that I will EVER know.”
Obviously, Ethan and Grayson really love their dad, and after how difficult the days since his passing must have been, we’re glad to see the two are making their way back on social media once again. We love interacting with them online and seeing that, despite the pain, they’re doing OK.
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