18. Cherishing memories
For the rest of their life, a tear may be shed when a "memory embrace" occurs. It is because we love, we mourn. Your friend is who they are today because of having loved that person. Denying the deceased's past existence denies a part of your friend. Love their past as well as their present, and you and your friend will be richer for it.
Companioning someone in grief is a gift of compassion to another hurting human being. It is something that will never be forgotten!!