I just remembered… an older man came into my work today. I politely greeted him and asked him how he was doing. Most people say things like, “I’m good. How are you?” Even if they aren’t.
The man looked up at me and had tears in his eyes. “I guess I’m hanging in there barely. My fiance passed away 5 weeks ago. I miss her more every day. It doesn’t earn me any manly points, but that’s her dog. Its a poodle, but its all I have left of her.”
I wanted to cry.