^Yes, I would imagine that news of Daisuke's retirement hit Tatsuki hard specially since they have become close from being roommates in the Sochi Olympics. I am glad for Tatsuki that he was able to have those bonding moments with his idol, now in retrospect doubly precious. Tatsuki was also correct in recognizing Daisuke's singular contributions to Japanese figure skating. The British Esp commentators, who always have great things to say about Daisuke, once said that before there were observations that Japanese (male) figure skaters were not so expressive on the ice but "now they have a god in Takahashi."
Thanks ionap for the update.
PS. My apologies if my post seems more about Daisuke than Tatsuki. I think Tatsuki, who adores Daisuke, wouldn't mind.