October 11, 2013


Poignant Twitter Reactions to Cory Monteith's 'Glee' Tribute Episode

FOX via Getty Images
FOX via Getty Images

During Glee's tribute episode to the late Cory Monteith, Jane Lynch's misanthropic character Sue Sylvester demanded that McKinley High students not "make a self-serving spectacle for our own sadness" while mourning jock-singer Finn Hudson.

Well, the often overblown high school dramedy restrained itself and delivered one of its best episodes in a long time with a heartbreakingly on-point tribute to the departed actor behind Finn.

Amber Riley returned to the series to perform the Pretenders' "I'll Stand By You"—the song Finn crooned to what he believed was his unborn child in season one, one of our 5 Favorite Cory Performances—and Lea Michele sang Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love" to her on-and-off-screen boyfriend.

But in real life, the Cory tribute was all about the devastated fans. Here are the most poignant tweets we came across while watching "The Quarterback" episode on Thursday night. Proceeds from songs downloaded on iTunes from this episode go to Project Limelight, a theater company Monteith supported.