Slim came directly to George and sat down beside him, sat very close to him. “Never you mind,” said Slim. “A guy got to sometimes.”
– John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men, Chapter 6. Slim on George’s killing of Lennie. Here Slim takes on the role of priest, comforting George after he just killed Lennie, suggesting it was the right thing to do in the circumstances. George kills Lennie to spare him jail or a painful death at the hands of the mob, after Lennie kills Curley’s wife by shaking her so hard her neck breaks.