I lost my online friend

@Porcospino (17979)
Denmark
March 27, 2010 10:14am CST
Today I received an email from the husband of one of my online friends. He told me that my friend had died from cancer, and I am feeling really sad right now. We have been friends for 4 years, but we have never met. In a way I am surpriced that it affects me that much, because I have never actually met her, but we have shared a lot of things and we have helped and supported eachother. I am shocked, but at the same time, I somehow knew that something was wrong, because I hadn't heard from my friend for several months and we used to write eachother quite often. Have you ever lost an online friend?
17 responses
• Philippines
27 Mar 10
im sorry to hear what happened. my condolences. ive never really went as far as what you guys had. i usually invite people as friends on networking sites but that s it. i message them once in a while. you had something different. i take it s something deep that someone like me wouldnt understand so you have to keep those memories you have of her and never forget her as a person you have shared this deep connection with.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
27 Mar 10
Hi Porcospino, Sorry to hear that. please extend my condolences to the family. May your friend rest in peace. Just keep in your heart all the happy memories you have with your online friend. I have not experience this yet. i hope nothing like this will happen to my online friends though we can never tell our fate when is the time for us to die. let's just be prepared!
@Porcospino (17979)
• Denmark
27 Mar 10
Thank you. Yes, I try to focus on the happy memories and the things that we shared. We always confided in eachother and she helped me several times, I will never forget that. I am sad, but I am also grateful for the friendship that we had.
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Mar 10
she will still look out for you up there. she will surely be in your heart and whatever positive things your friendship brought in you then keep it and share it to your friends too. she will be happy that she made you a better person too!
@setsuna26 (2410)
• Philippines
27 Mar 10
I feel for you... i know how hard it is to lose a dear friend. Even though you are just online friends i know and can feel how deep your friendship is. I will be praying for this friend of yours too. I may not know him but my prayer goes to all who passed away and for all who lost a dear friend too...
@Porcospino (17979)
• Denmark
27 Mar 10
Thank you. I also felt that we were had a deep friendship where we were able to share a lot of things. She helped me when I went to through some bad things in my life, and I did the same for her when she needed someone to confide in or someone to ask for advice.
@pratheep87 (1228)
• India
28 Mar 10
Oh thats a sad news. You should have been in contact and made your friendship till the last i think you missed.
@cream97 (29168)
• United States
28 Mar 10
Hi, Porcospino. No, I have never lost an online friend before. And, I am sure that it is very hard to if you are in a situation as this. There is one friend from myLot that I have not heard from in a long time either. Probably at least a year now. And, I hope that she is doing okay. We just never know what can be wrong when we don't hear from another friend as often. I am sorry for your loss. It was great that you were able to become great friends for four years.
@mapuang (614)
• Philippines
28 Mar 10
oh so sorry to hear that. please extend my condolences to her family. its so sad that you lost a friend. but in your case that you never met her i feel more so bad, because you don't have a chance to face each other or experience on how to talk in real. but for me i never experience this. just think that she is in good hands now and resting in a place called "heaven".
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
28 Mar 10
hi porcospino, Sorry to say that you have lost a online friend,that too from mylot,really i am also feeling sorry to hear this news,these type of news will give some rememberence of that missing friends,her way of talking and participating in mylot,but it is more good that her husband was informed the news to you,that your friend is no more,hats off to your four year online friendship
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
28 Mar 10
hi porcospino, sorry to hear that. my condolences.
@engrdng06 (248)
• Japan
28 Mar 10
May your friend rest peacefully. I have one too.Weve been friends for five years but when I decided to go work abroad, which had make me so busy, I lost my communication with him and until now, I dont have any idea on how to look for him again.
@trisha27 (3505)
• United States
27 Mar 10
I'm sorry that you have lost your online friend. Yes although you may not have met each other face to face, it still hurts. I on the other hand have not lost a friend online or offline, I know that it must hurt a lot.
• Philippines
27 Mar 10
So sorry to read this post about the loss of your beloved friend, my deepest sympathy to you and my prayers are with you in this time of grief, May she rest in peace with our Lord.
@rajaiv0810 (1013)
• Philippines
27 Mar 10
I'm sorry to hear that. Even if you haven't met definitely you will really be affected because you had been sharing a lot for a long time already. You had developed a special bond and we know that having that kind of friendship is not easy to find. In my case I only have 1 special online friend and so far she's in a good situation now. I hope I won't lose her before we meet.
@OYGAK2005 (371)
• Saudi Arabia
27 Mar 10
hi ...porcospino .. i ma sorry anout your friend's deth.... actually i have no as like a online friend. in the real world i have too many firends but i rarely with they comunicate becaue we are living far from each other .but we usually gather that we talks happinessly ...
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
27 Mar 10
I am so sorry for your loss. Even if you have never met there were a bod and that is what makes you so sad. Just be strong and remember that friend for what he or she was. TATA.
@ramp123 (191)
• India
27 Mar 10
Fortunately, no. But I do understand how you feel! A friend is a friend, whether face to face or online, and the loss is bound to hurt! My sympathies!
• United States
27 Mar 10
I would not know but I would feel pity for them. Yes online friends can affect you when they die, just as if they were a real friends. The more the time you spend together the more your affected. Rest in peace
@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
27 Mar 10
Havent yet because i am still young yea , may everyone rest peacefully.