Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for March 14, 1987
Calvin: Dad, did you check on the little raccoon this morning? Dad: Yes, Calvin. ...I'm afraid he died. Calvin: Waahhhh!! Dad: I'm sorry too, kiddo. But he didn't have much of a chance. Calvin: Wahhaahh! Dad: At least he died warm and safe, Calvin. We did all we could but now he's gone. Calvin: *sniff* ...I know. I'm crying because out there he's gone, but he's not gone inside me.
Nope: those we love, even for a short time, are never really gone.