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Read the\u00A0supporting details\u00A0then answer the following question. Which of the following options best\u00A0describes the American soldiers actions?

A They were trying to comfort the civilians

The option that best describes the actions of the American soldiers is: They were trying to comfort the civilians. The aftermath of war can be quite harmful to one\u2019s emotional state; therefore, the soldiers were trying to lighten the mood by whistling and passing out candy, food, and clothing to the civilians. These actions were comforting to the civilians as stated during the poem: \u201Cwith kindness he scattered my painful tears.\u201D