My nephew goes to school at the same place where I teach. Yesterday I was walking down to the art room where I eat lunch every day, and he was walking toward me with his lunch to microwave. I asked him if he was OK, or if he wanted me to come down with him. He thought for a couple seconds.
"Ahh...I want you to come down. I like it when I just get to talk to you."
Well. Out of the mouth of a 7-year-old.
I think that might be the sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me. :)