We learned along with the rest of the world Wednesday afternoon, that Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80.
You’ll Google the details and no doubt read the countless tributes to Mary online throughout the coming hours and days.
Everybody, especially those of us in the Twin Cities, felt a special connection to her.
She put us on the map. She gave us personality. And she was so gracious and giving in the process.
There are very few people in the world left who had an impact on us, our culture and our daily lives.
And she did it all with that trademark smile.
We’ll miss you, Mary!0