When Scrooge asks the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come for a little tenderness connected with this man's death, he is shown the Cratchit family. There is an emptiness in the family now, a chair in a corner that is empty. This family is mourning the loss of their child and brother, Tiny Tim. Bob Cratchit comes home from work.
" 'Yes, my dear,' returned Bob. 'I wish you could have gone. It would have done you good to see how green a place it is. But you'll see it often. I promised him that I would walk there on a Sunday. My little, little child!' cried Bob. 'My little child!'" (Dickens)
Scrooge is shown the suffering of another, the family of his clerk, Bob Cratchit. Although this family is suffering with grief, they are still together as a family and have each other for comfort.
He is shown cratchits family and he realizes that he is going to make tiny tim die.