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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Jane Ratcliffe

After Mr. Hudson interviewed me for his podcast last month, I was hoping to meet him someday—I felt we had so much in common and he seemed like such an interesting, lovely, talented and thoughtful person. Reading this Q&A, I feel that way even more.

I'm glad you published this interview Jane, and am so sorry Mr. Hudson is not here to enjoy it.

Yes, may he rest in peace.

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Oh, what a gift this is! Thank you so much for sharing it, dear Jane, for allowing Gabe to speak to us now. Such a beautiful treasure in the midst of this wrenching loss. He is leaving such a legacy of kindness and generosity (and your kindness and generosity are such treasures, too! I love that you two beautiful souls were connected!)

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His beautiful soul and heart shines in this interview. May he rest in peace.

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Thank you for publishing this, Jane. Reading this felt like we got just a little more Gabe, and that’s a very good feeling.

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Thank you for sharing this, Jane. It's a wonderful tribute to someone who so many people on here and elsewhere experienced as a wonderful human being. He was so kind and generous to newcomers (like me), a lesson that I hope I will remember and will always be inspired by. May his kind spirit live on in all of us.

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Jane Ratcliffe

This just made me tear up. Thank you so much for sharing some of Gabe's last thoughts with us, Jane. I really appreciated reading this today and will take everything he's said here to heart.

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Dec 4, 2023·edited Dec 4, 2023Liked by Jane Ratcliffe

Thank you for this, Jane. I didn't know Gabe Hudson personally, but I was certainly a fan of his writing. From your interview with him I was happy to discover that I shared his affinity for Wegner hats with flaps. :)

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What a remarkable human Gabe Hudson was. I am so sad that we have lost him, having just "met" him here through you, Jane. I see he has left a beautiful legacy of writing and interviewing that reflects his kindness, deep compassion and humanity, and that will certainly live on to change others' lives and perspectives in the best way.

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What an incredible man, with an incredible heart. Reading this after reading people's stories about their friendships or interactions with him, it's clear he had a quiet yet significant impact on so many people. Such a terrible loss. I'm sorry to those who are grieving his loss. I wish I could've known him.

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It’s so hard to reconcile with the fact that he’s not here anymore...thank you so much for this

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Jane Ratcliffe

I wish I had gotten to know Gabe Hudson while he was still here. After reading this, I'm even more sad that I didn't get to know him. Grateful for this window into his personality.

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Jane Ratcliffe

The question "What are your hopes for yourself" just breaks my heart. Clearly he had so much more to share in this world. Thanks, Jane, for sharing this.

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Jane Ratcliffe

Jane, your interview with Gabe (R.I.P.) and his comments brought the follwowing to mind. It fits both of you.

“I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” ― Etienne (Stephen) Grellet

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Dec 5, 2023Liked by Jane Ratcliffe

Thank you for posting this. Wow. I had only just started listening to Gabe Hudson's podcast and loved it and the way he was so supportive to the author he interviewed. I really loved especially that he was a champion for people who didn't have a lot of followers here on substack. He seemed so interested and genuine. I'm so sorry for his loss and wish his family love and peace.

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Too young. Too soon.

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As a newbie to substack, can you tell me and others like me what happened to him? How did he die and how old was he? I don't mean to be at all insensitive, but I think passing is such a big part of life. Thanks so much. Penney Peirce

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