There was a fatal fire at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio last month. A rental house went up in flames, killing a renter and two guests. One of the renters, who was out of town that weekend, was so overcome by grief that he took some time off from school.
Then his classmates went to work. They wanted to help, but they knew their friend had been inundated with offers of clothes, food and shoulders to cry on. So they gave him something else: a piece of his life back.