This Stefan’s quote means so much, IMO. The essence of Steroline is all in these words. Because that’s the beauty of these two, they don’t judge each other, one of them can show to the other the weakness, the fear, the sadness, and he/she knows that the other person just will be there for him/her. There’s something so pure in their friendship, so selfless. Stefan is the only one who is always there for Caroline, asking for nothing in return. He just want to see her happy and safe. And no one did such a thing for her before.