Empathy. Empathy is the ability to know, care, and share the same feelings as someone else. It’s like when someone is feeling sad. You go and sit with them and care for them, and you share feelings with them and you are sad together. You understand and feel with them instead of just saying “I’m sorry.” I don’t know if that’s a very good explanation, but it makes sense to me. One time that I had empathy is when my friend’s really old dog that she has had since she was two died. Now, you have to understand, this dog was her best friend. She loved that dog like there was nothing else in the world to love, so when she died, she felt like she was missing something. She wasn’t doing good at all. So, when she finally came to school, I went next to her and I sat there with her. I sat there sharing her sadness to make the load lighter in a sense. I didn’t want her to have to go through it all on her own. Eventually she felt better and it didn’t take as long as it would have if I hadn’t been there with her.


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