It was almost two years ago where I first met Bob (nickname). Bob was my new classmate. He looked very sad and I tried to ask him what had happened. He told me that someone in his family passed away.
so, I said "I am very sorry to hear that". He is a good man, becasue he often goes to the cemetery to clean the headstone. on the other hand, it often made me helpless and nervous when I met him, because my English is weak. I was afraid of asking him where he had just been, because he would definitely tell me he had just went back from the cemetery.
I want to comfort him, but What could I say to him when he told me he had just been back from the cemetery?
I would probably not say, "oh, Bob, you are a good man.", this would make him think I as an ironic speaker.
Can you help me?