subject line: to the stranger that held me in the ICU hallway August 19, 2017 by Hannah Brencher Greenville Memorial I just want to thank you. Thank you for being the light in the darkest day I have ever encountered. Thank you for not being obligated to hold me and cry with me in the hallway but you did so anyway. Nobody takes seeing someone they love struggling on a ventilator easy. The thing is you absolutely knew nothing about me. You just sat beside me and surrounded me with your peace as tears fell from your eyes. I told you I was sorry. You said “never be sorry for the tears you cry, you are in pain and it matters. Life does this sometimes. Hold tight.” Well hold tight I will. Thank you.