When s2 left for the City, about 4 years ago, it was really hard on me. I cried the entire day. And the next day too. That next day, my parents called me to their room. I was still crying. Dad made me sit next to him, put his arm around me, patted my shoulder, wiped my tears, kissed me on the cheek and told me that everything was going to be alright.
And my dad is not the hugging talkative type. He's really not.
P.s. I titled it as Dad 1 because I have a feeling that there are more to come.