When one is truly connected with another, one shares not only their joys, but also senses their troubles and sorrows. This can manifest itself in form or thoughts, physical sensations, or even premonitions. One feels the urge to step in and help in any which way one can, giving of one’s time and providing emotional, physical, and spiritual support. Even if it means inconveniences for oneself or risking one’s own health. This is called true love and compassion.
The world is full of fair weather friends. In times of misfortune and suffering the very few truly connected friends will quickly stand out from the crowd, because the crowd will be absent and they will be the only ones left.