have a soft spot for
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have a soft spot for (someone or something)
To have a particular fondness of affection for someone or something, often for reasons that hard to understand or articulate. I've always had a soft spot 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.