My dad and his GF came through town on Saturday. We spent the morning together, but I wasn't able to wait for them to come back. I explained that Mr. A suffered the loss of a friend late last week and I needed to be with him.
I heard from Indigo that they asked about the situation that evening. Then, when I called today to apologize for not waiting for them last night, they asked after Mr. A.
Dad was actually kind of funny ... "How is your frien- Mr. A doing?"
So, a bit of acceptance in a time of need.