“Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort.He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
(2 Corinthians 1:3–4 HCSB)

Our model for bringing comfort to others is the God of all comfort who himself has brought us comfort.