One time in the breakroom a cowoker told me about how he had to drive to San Fransisco late at night because his daughter's period wouldn't stop bleeding. I met this guy about a week before that and he already decided to tell me all that.
So yes, people are weird
Ontopic, people handle situations differently. Some have huge anxiety issues over the smallest thing while others seem to keep their cool in the worst situations.
the person this person is describing is strange.
The guy that has been through a hard life probably has a of empathy and can understand the hardship the other guys is going through. That is commendable not strange.