Would you have preferred he just comfort you?I can only offer an example of what has worked in the past for me.
My ISTP boyfriend is generally a disaster on learning that I am upset. He looks at me a little like I am an alien creature wondering what has happened to his usually happy bubbly girlfriend (INFP). One particular time he simply ignored me. I sat on the bed crying. He lay on the bed under the duvet facing the other way ignoring me. It didn't work. I kept on crying.
I turned on the light and he looked up at me. I told him I was not all right. He thought for a while and then sat up purposefully. He looked around the room and found a pack of playing cards. At 1am on a morning where I'd been upset all of the evening before I found myself playing an increasingly competitive game of snap. I was laughing and teasing him back. After a while I realised I was tired and ready to sleep. He tucked me into bed and turned off the light.
In the morning my problems seemed less problematic and more solvable by myself.