Jesus gets moved by our condition. Something simple, like being hungry, breaks his heart. Jesus knows they have sacrificed for him to be there to hear him. Jesus knows how to love because his heavenly father is love.
The crowds had been there three days. Jesus knows he can’t send them home like that.
What will Jesus do? We know the rest of the story. The real story is about why Jesus did what he did. Jesus acted as a matter of his heart and his love. That is the real story. Our heavenly Father is in a good mood. God wants the best for us.
At about this same time he again found himself with a hungry crowd on his hands. He called his disciples together and said, “This crowd is breaking my heart. They have stuck with me for three days, and now they have nothing to eat. If I send them home hungry, they’ll faint along the way—some of them have come a long distance.” Mark 8:1-3