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Gathering Us shows how virtual funerals can still be cathartic

They’re more meaningful than you might think.

 

Matt Silverman

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Grief is never easy, but it’s especially hard if you can’t be with your loved ones in person. COVID-19 has made funerals incredibly complicated in recent months, but the online service Gathering Us has been planning for this for a while.

Its founder, Noha Waibsnaider, explains why virtual memorials are the next-best thing (and in some cases, even better than in-person events). Waibsnaider chats with Alli and Jen about the origins of Gathering Us, and the complexities of grieving over Zoom.

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