Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still living?” But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence. Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weeping. And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them.
-Genesis 45: 3 – 4, 14-

Forgiveness brings mutuality, communion, restoration of the community.