I don’t even know what the news is, just that it’s bad.
What do you do when a friend calls and gives you not-enough information about people you don’t know all that well anymore? Show up at the door? With flowers? With a hug? “Hi! I just wanted to see for myself how dire things are this time!”
Please daven for Alter Mordechai ben Freyda. He’s 25, but I met him when he was 8, and he’s still a boy. Living through his first year, and every year since has been a neis; please daven for more time with his family, more simchas, more of the peaceful adult life he deserves after what his childhood threw at him.