Definition: one greatly cherished; genuinely respected; a dear friend close to your heart

Quote: We are one people; we are only family. And when we finally accept these truths, then we will be able to fulfill Dr. King’s dream to build a beloved community, a nation, and a world at peace with itself. — John Robert Lewis (1940–2020) American civil rights activist

Comment: Allowing a cherished beloved into your heart transforms your heart into one they can hold with the same tenderness in their heart.