Most Helpful Guy
It's honestly a dick move on his part. Even if you are nervous, you should always break up with someone in person unless you feel like you are in danger from the person, or if it is physically impossible to see the SO.
I mean, even then, one should give their SO the courtesy of calling them or facetiming them or something more personal.
The reason why people continue to text like that though is because they are afraid of the uncomfortable situation that could occur from it. Texting depersonalizes the situation. It's the same reasons trolls exist on the internet. When you aren't face to face, the reprocussions aren't as severe and you can think of sweet words to say before hand. You won't have to worry about saying something stupid because you can take your time to process.
The "didn't want to see you cry" is kind of just a convenient half-truth excuse. I'm sure he didn't want to see you cry, but that was because he was afraid of creating an awkward situation and so he took a kinda cowardly approach.
Most Helpful Girl
I think they are a puss. They need to grow some balls. I think you should be happy he dumped you. Who wants a guy that's not man enough to do it to your face?