Thomas would rather die with Jesus than let him go.
Thomas would follow Jesus anywhere, if only Jesus would tell him how to get there.
Thomas would not be comforted by his brothers, would not let go of his grief, his pain. He longed to see Jesus one more time, to hold him one more time, even though his body be broken and scarred.
Doubtless, Thomas loved his master, his Messiah, his friend.
And Jesus embraced him.