Naturally, we have feelings for a victim. A tragic death or illness of a citizen is very upsetting. One would best try to keep it in proportion.
We honour a total stranger in an overblown manner. Words, flowers, cards, twitter.
This week, a terrible slaughter occurred in Africa, literally thousands were slain. Other areas suffer continuous losses.
We need to get real. Get affronted and seek resolution of unappealing problems. The problems are not cute.