Following tragedies like the one in Orlando, there's a clip from an interview with Fred Rogers - of Mr. Rogers fame - that often makes the rounds on social media:
In an effort to uplift the community, we remind one another to "look for the helpers". We seek support from friends, family, neighbors and yes, compassionate strangers.
We grieve as a community and attempt to heal together. So, how does communal bereavement work? And how helpful is it?
To get a better understanding, we reached out to Laura Agnich via Skype. She's an assistant professor of criminal justice at Georgia Southern University and started researching communal grief almost 10 years ago when she was finishing up her Masters at Virginia Tech.
To hear the full interview, click the blue play button above.