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 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?