My family also lived near his, so I decided to go home as well, to be by his side as a friend and support him in any way I could.
My friend was so distraught, he neglected to tell anyone at the school he would be leaving for a short period and also did not inform them of what had happened to his beloved sister. I did not want to see my good friend expelled during such a difficult time in his life, therefore, I took it upon myself to notify the school administration, professors, and anyone else necessary about his predicament and that he would be back after all was taken care of with his family.
I also thought it would be good for my friend to be around his closest comrades in his time of need, so I not only came back to our hometown with him, but brought four of our closest school friends with me as well. They stayed with me for the duration and collectively we gave our grieving friend emotional support and backing. Furthermore, there were friends who could not leave school and be with all of us, but who likewise wanted to lend their support, so I kept all of them posted on everything going on, even when these friends were scattered at different schools across the country.
I wanted to be of as much help as possible to not only my friend, but his family as well in this time of sadness and loss, therefore, my friends and I made ourselves available for errands, sh