Jyrah, Empathy is the capacity to recognize emotions that are being experienced by another sentient or fictional being. So an empath, would be someone who recognizes emotions being experienced by others.
I am an empath. If I see someone crying, or angry, or for that matter, any emotion. I will try my best to comfort them or offer help in anyway I can. Usually if I see someone crying, and I'm talking to them, I will in turn start crying with them.