Empathy. Comfort. Care. Concern. All human beings need understanding. Oftentimes, listening is the best gift you can offer.
Prayer with another is also comforting. The words aren’t important, just sit together, pray silently, read an inspirational poem or scripture, have some tea and cookies.
Solitude makes depression and worry so much worse for people. Email and a card in the mail do when you aren’t close in distance, but if you are – stop by with a bouquet of yellow flowers, a book your friend might enjoy, but DO stop by.