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The virtue of compassion is “an understanding and caring when someone is hurt or troubled, even if you don’t know them. It is wanting to help, even if all you can do is listen and say kind words.” I believe that everyone has felt compassion once in their life. I felt compassion for my family and everyone who knew and loved my uncle, because I knew everyone felt part or maybe more of how I felt.

My uncle was a great man. He was loving, caring, and helpful to anyone in need. My uncle lived with my family and me for a while when he was really sick. He loved making all different kinds of food for everyone. Whether it was 2:00 pm or 2:00 am, it didn’t matter. He’d cook for you. My uncle was the type of person who’d be there for anyone, and try to help even if he didn’t know the person. My uncle had compassion for everyone and I think that’s one of the things that made him such a great man.

When he died and we all found out it was one of the saddest things my family has gone through. My friends knew how much my uncle meant to me and showed me so much compassion. They checked on me to see how I was doing, and they had kind words to say. I showed compassion for my cousin, even though I didn’t know what it is like to lose my father, I still showed him that I cared.

At the funeral, when I seen everyone crying, I just hugged everyone I could. People I didn’t even know that well  came up to me and asked how I was and hugged me when I was crying. Everyone should show compassion for someone because everyone needs someone who cares.

-Adaya

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