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The True Story Behind The Book Our Moms Read To Us Is Actually Heartbreaking

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Robert Munsch is responsible for a lot of our favorite children's books. He wrote so many silly stories that kids and parents loved.

Whether it was a book about pigs, a paper bag princess, or even bodily functions, the writer could turn anything into a great story.

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There was always one story that seemed to have a little more oomph than the rest, and always managed to make us all cry. 'Love You Forever' is the kind of story that is loved by millions of people, no matter when they grew up, even though we all end the book in tears.

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The story is simple, it's about the love between a mother and her son. She sings him a special song that we all remember to this day:

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I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living,
my baby you'll be.

It turns out that the reason that this song and story are able to make us all so emotional is because it was based on a truly heartbreaking story from Robert Munsch's real life...

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