I think WordPress, Facebook, and other social media should institute a new button.
When someone has written a beautiful post on a difficult, tragic, or emotional topic, I don’t always feel qualified to comment, but want the writer to know that I have read the post and that I sympathize with them. I sometimes hit the “Like” button, but it always feels a bit unsettling. I don’t “like” that they are grieving a loved one or that they are dealing with chronic illness.
I want a button that says “I hear you.” “I feel for you.” “You touched me.” “You are not alone.” “I don’t like what you are going through, but I am thinking of you and sending you good thoughts.”
Anyone else with me on this?