Unfortunately I have lost a lot of very important people in my life. I remember the things people did for me to help me through the difficult times. One that stands out is when I lost my mother. I was 24 and lived in an apartment at the time. My mother had passed away out of town. When my family and I came back to town I went directly to my Dads house. My neighbor brought my dog to my dads house because he knew I missed him and needed to see him. I was single at that time in my life and my dog was like my child. It meant a lot to me. It will always mean a lot.
This article has some good ideas and great advice. via 5 Ways to Help Someone Who’s Grieving.