He makes every problem seem smaller. He makes every little obstacle not only manageable, but worth overcoming. He reminds you you’re happy and competant when you think you’ve forgotten that both of those things are true, almost all the time. He takes away your tears by making little jokes and talking you through your problems. He’ll stay up and talk to you until you obviously feel better. He takes the time to check in with you afterwards. And the longer you’re with him, the more you realize he’s not just your partner; he’s your hero.