Rewatching August 16th's episode of True Blood I am struck by Sookie's ability to show love and compassion for the 2000 year old vampire Godric as he prepares to die by meeting the sun.
Godric: Do you believe in God?
Godric: If you're right...how will he punish me?
Sookie: God doesn't punish, God forgives.
Godric: I don't deserve it, but I hope for it.
Sookie: We all do.
It's a simple human emotion. I want to show that kind of compassion. We're all human, and we all need each other. I need the compassion too.
Do unto others as you'd have them do unto you.