I recently gave my 3 weeks notice to my boss over the phone as he was working from home to let him know that I have accepted another job. My boss initially was blindsided by the news, and asked if the company could offer me anything to stay, but once I told him about the position and how it's a growth opportunity for me, he accepted it. The next day he was back to his usual self and was supportive of my decision and wished me the best in my new job. My boss works in a separate office and visits his employees when he needs to.
What's really bothering me though is that he is yet to come and meet me in person after I handed in my resignation. We have always had a great relationship, and I consider him a mentor. So far, we have only been emailing and talking to each other on the phone about the next steps before I leave. I understand that he is currently busy working on finding my replacement to take over from me as manager, but it does bother me that he has not come by to talk to me in person.
Is it necessary for a boss to visit his/her employee, following their resignation announcement?