Here's something I'm attempting to do: make a reader feel sorry for multiple characters. I mean, I've never really seen people do that before, only for one character they have but can you make a reader feel sorry for both parties?
Spoiler:- past failure on sympathy:
I've written something like I think many months ago and my goal was to make you feel sorry for not only the wigglytuff but the main character (Giratina) even though the main character was raging. I wasn't a good attempt so now, I did something to where Ariana punches Proton and he bleeds. I'm trying to make you feel sorry for him AND her in this case because he teased her.
I know that a character MIGHT have to do something endearing for a person to feel sorry for them but what are ways to kinda you know... get a reader to like feel for them and want to hug them?