It is difficult when, as much as you want to, you can’t do anything to help a fond friend. So instead you do something that is unlikely to do any good at all, but the performing of this meagre action makes you feel a little less impotent. It might be to bake a cake, or do a bit of shopping, or feed the tortoise. It might even be to post a photo and say that you are thinking of them.
Here it is, and I am.