One of the most common expressions around these parts is “bless” or “bless you”. Used in almost every conceivable situation to express anything from affection to annoyance.
The sympathy blessing
“I’m not feeling very well”
“Aww, bless. You’ve had that cough a week.”
The too cute blessing
Upon seeing a little kid in a bear hat on the bus:
The at least you tried blessing
“I worked really hard studying, and I still didn’t pass.”
“Bless you, you’ll get it next time.”
The sarcastic blessing
“Well he was out drinking last night, and he’s sick as a dog this morning, bless him. He does it to himself.”
The English (or maybe just the Northerners?) say bless the way Canadians say sorry: it expresses whatever you need it to say, and is completely understood in context.
I never realized how often I say “sorry” until I moved here, where people mostly just respond with a look and say “you’re alright.”