Take pity on (someone)

Do you know the English expression “to take pity on (someone)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Barbara: How is your husband? Has he found a new job yet?

Julie: Yes, his cousin took pity on him and offered him a job with her company.

Does it mean:

a) envy someone

b) feel sorry for someone and try to help them

c) feel sorry for someone and cause them trouble

d) say kind words

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Answer: b) feel sorry for someone and try to help them