Real people never say things like this and they should. We are always so afraid to express these kind of sentiments. Why does it make us feel so vulnerable to affirm another person? To tell them how much they mean to us?
I don’t say it enough. So I’m saying it now.
I like you very much, just as you are.
I think you should like you too. After all, it would be impolite of you to disagree when I say you’re likable.