How to Help a Grieving Friend: The Animation

The viral video on how to help a grieving friend: one complex topic explained in under four adorable minutes. 


How do you help a grieving friend? It's hard to know what to do when someone is going through a difficult time. The thing is, you can't cheer someone up by telling them to look on the bright side, or by giving them advice. It just doesn't work. Watch this video to learn the one thing that will help you support your friends in the most helpful and effective ways. 

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