My manager has been dealing with the declining health of his father. Over the last 2 months he has had to call in to work and me and my wife have filled in for him. It hasnt been a big deal as it is obviously a very serious situation. This past Thursday he called me up and said he couldnt make it in to open because he needed to do some paperwork for his father and also that he needed to speak with me in person. I opened the store and when he came in he told me he had to step away from being the manager to take care of his father. He said it wasnt fair to me to never know when I may be called in and he just needed time to be with his family. I asked if he was sure and offered that he could work a much more limited role for the time and then pick it back up later. In fact I asked him several times as did my wife to make sure he was sure stepping away was the best bet. He said he was sure and I told him that it meant I was going to start looking for a replacement immediately. He said that was fine and that was it. I called a friend of mine who works for me 2 days a week and told him the situation and asked if he was interested. He told me he was interested but would talk to me in person the following day (Friday). Well Friday comes and I get a message from the manager at 3;30 pm that his father has passed away. My friend comes in and I tell him the situation and he tells me he is super interested in the job and it would be very beneficial to him. I told him I have a fealing that my manager wasnt expecting his father to pass so quickly and he may want to come back now. At 7 o clock my father had called my manager to offer his condolences and the manager said he wants to come back in about 10 days. Now i feal like I am in an extremely awkward situation. I offered his job to someone else, someone who is a very good friend, but I feel really bad if I dont let the manager come back. I know my friend is too nice to put up much of a stink if I go that route but I feal like I shouldnt go back on my offer either. I need some opinions, this is really bugging me.