I love the couple of episodes (19 & 20 at least) in the second season of Steven Universe where Peridot starts become more loving simply by Steven just loving her all up. Like even when she *actually* breaks his most major appliances, like he doesn’t get upset, he’s sweating yes, but he keeps his smile on and stays compassionate and solution oriented.
Even his tone implicates his love.
There’s a lot of cuteness in the show – in many ways I’m aspiring to be / cultivating conditions that could support that ways of being easefully, and side note, me and the author are from the same place. Earth yes, and boundary-delusion-city concept as well 😀