During Thursday's Tonight Show, just as she finished singing "Me Too", Meghan Trainor slipped and fell on stage. In what was of course a very embarrassing moment - and after Ms. Trainor did not stand up immediately - Jimmy Fallon laid down beside her on stage.
Note: The original video has, since the original post, been removed from its online source. The video above contains other subject matter as well as Megan Trainor's fall. The image below however, were captured from the original video.
He temporarily and partially blocked the view of the camera and audience - giving Trainor some semblance of privacy - for she was wearing a dress, and she also was recovering emotionally from her mishap. His behavior, was from a nonverbal perspective - a very overt version of "mirroring". It also was an act of empathy - for even though Fallon didn't fall, by positioning himself similarly, he very quickly diffused her embarrassment. Only a person with a relatively high empathy quotient would think of doing this (or more precisely instinctually act without over-thinking it).
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