This is such a beautiful truth and very important. Thank you so much for articulating this for Autism Awareness accept adapt advocate shirt! We need to be better at teaching our children how to sit with someone else’s pain. This is a hard topic and so worth the discussion. Thank you. I think people are scared to do or say the wrong thing and so sometimes ignore the situation because of this fear. Dale Carnegie classes teach to share a personal story so the other person feels you are ‘qualified’ to express empathy. I don’t know if this is always the best suggestion under these circumstances. Personally, I think listening and just being there is one of the best options. Showing care and compassion in any way is always preferred over ignoring a situation out of your own fear.