15 Moving #DearStuartScott Tweets That Reveal How The Sports Announcer Inspired A Nation
Monday marked the one-year anniversary of legendary sports announcer Stuart Scott's death, and his two daughters are ensuring that the world remains inspired by his life with the tribute hashtag #DearStuartScott on Twitter. Scott's daughters, Taelor and Sydni, teamed up with Dear World to write a letter and create a video in memory of their father and the lasting influence he has had on them. By starting #DearStuartScott on Twitter, they are encouraging everyone else to do the same and write their own letter. As a result of the hashtag, we are learning just how many people Scott impacted — not just in the sports broadcast world.
Stuart Scott was renowned as both an ESPN announcer and SportsCenter host. Just short of turning 50, he died of cancer, but in their video, his daughters insist he never lost the battle. Their tribute letter to him proves that he did, indeed, come out victorious.
The letter was paired with a video that brought their bond with their father to life. Though his passing certainly evokes a sense of sadness, Taelor and Sydni choose to focus on celebrating his life and their time with him instead. The video, which helped spread the hashtag, has touched Scott's fellow journalists as well as fans and cancer survivors alike.
Our love letter to our dad. With the help of #Dearworld our message is to #DearStuartScott https://t.co/alJ7M1S2aV— (@taeandsyd) #
Before he died, Scott, like his daughters now, also worked with Dear World. He posed for a photo that sent a powerful message, written across his arms in black marker. It said, "Making a difference ... kicking cancer's ass." Here are some of the best messages tweeted in response to #DearStuartScott that show what kind of a difference he has made.
@TaeAndSyd Stu's courage resonates with me as I go through my own battle with chronic illness. I always think of him when I need courage.— (@roseagainst3717) #
One year ago today, sports lost a lot of cool. R.I.P Stu. We miss you #DearStuartScott— (@levanreid) #
DearStuartScott, I remember you refereeing the kids wrestling matches, and telling me to "do you". Crazy it's been a year. Miss you. Much.— (@jayharrisespn) #
DearStuartScott Thank you for showing the influence one man can have in reshaping an entire medium just by being himself #RIP— (@stephenbisacc) #
DearStuartScott You have taught me about the importance of hard work, dedication, and success. @TaeAndSyd— (@pang71990) #
DearStuartScott you gave voice to a generation that needed one. You lit a torch in us all. You made it cool on the other side of the pillow— (@4thandbearded) #
After watching Stuart he taught me to live life to the fullest no matter what obstacle seems to be in your way #DearStuartScott— (@bmuny101) #
DearStuartScott You taught a 7 yr old me how to love sports. You taught a 30 yr old me we beat valleys in life by the manner in which live— (@jodieraecurtis) #
@TaeAndSyd My son who is now 16 years old still uses Stu's phrase "can I get a witness from the congregation"....#DearStuartScott— (@nobleone85) #
@TaeAndSyd. I miss your dad. He was class, defined. Every time i saw him... And his "BOO-YA" will live forever. #dearstewartscott— (@edzsanity) #
DearStuartScott You made my day brighter everytime we spoke. Miss you SO much💖You'd be so proud of @TaeAndSyd! HRP— (@hollyrpeete) #
DearStuartScott thanks for being a trailblazer, mentor, role model and cooler than the other side of the pillow to @NABJSports. Miss you.— (@marcjspearsespn) #
DearStuartScott you acknowledging & appreciating the hard work I did in hosting SportsCenter meant the world to me.— (@kenjeong) #
DearStuartScott Thank you for your generosity, your amazing spirit, and your courage. You lit a path that we're all trying to follow.— (@marclamonthill) #
@TaeAndSyd #DearStuartScott thank you for being my inspiration to get into sports broadcasting. #BOOYAH— (@sean_janko) #