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have a soft spot for (someone or something)
To have a particular fondness or affection for someone or something, often for reasons that hard to understand or articulate. I've always had a soft spot for cheesy action films—there's just an earnest goofiness about them that I like. Despite how troublesome he could be, the teacher had a soft spot for Daniel.
have a soft spot (in one's heart) for someone or an animal
Fig. to have a fondness for someone, something, or an animal. I have a soft spot in my heart for Jeff. I'll always be his friend. Elaine has a soft spot for kittens.
have a soft spot for someone/something
COMMON If you have a soft spot for someone or something, you like them. The blond beauty has admitted having a soft spot for our future King. I've always had a soft spot for roses — my Dad used to grow them when I was a child.