“The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) used to stand by a tree or a date-palm on Friday (to give the Khutbah/sermon). Then an Ansari woman or man said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! Shall we make a pulpit for you?’ He replied, ‘If you wish.’ So they made a pulpit for him and when it was Friday, the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) sat on the pulpit (to deliver the Khutbah) and the trunk of the date-palm on which he used to recline cried out as if it would split asunder.” Another narration states: “It cried like a child and the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) descended (from the pulpit) and embraced it while it continued moaning like a child being quietened. The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, ‘It was crying for (missing) what it used to hear of Dhikr near it.’” [Sahih Bukhari]
Whenever Hasan al Basri would narrate the story of the trunk of the tree crying when it was replaced with the minbar, he would cry and say "the trunk of the tree cried because of it's separation from the Prophet SAW, should we not cry because we have been separated from his suhba (companionship) in this world"
Oh Allah allow us to be raised as the Prophet SAW's companions in Jannah! Ameen.