Christopher's mom left to go to New York to find her happiness and because her sister boyfriend found a job out there. This scene made me feel a lot of empathy for the kid because he didn't even get to say bye or ask any question. He had some hope she would come back When your a kid you feel like your parents left because you did something and that how Christopher felt for some time.I can relate because I've been in that situation and I felt the pain when I lost my mom and she was there but mentally she did. It feel like you did something for your parent to just get up and leave you.
This is the part when they got evicted from there room they where sleeping at because his dad couldn't afford it.This scene was the saddest part for me because the kid didn't want to leave he just wanted to go inside and sleep. This part made me empathize because when we got evicted I just wanted to go inside my house and lay down but we just had to get up and leave.
They had nowhere to go and ended up staying in a shelter for a couple nights. It made me have so much empathy because I've lived in a shelter 2 times in my life and having to share a bathroom toilets with people had a really big impact on me . So i see how the little boy feels and i can relate to him in many ways.