Hello, I am Rafael. Thanks for asking your question - I'm here to support you. (Information posted here is not private or confidential but public).
Could you tell me more about your relationship with this person and the context that led him to tell you these words?
I see. Then everything seems to be working fine so far.
His words could show how much you ave impacted him and his life, not necessarily making it easier but better for sure
I think it is always good to trust your intuition as long as you know how well or not it works for you, and at the same time never to push, but take one step at a rime, to promote open dialogue, to explore together, so for both of you to feel comfortable with the way you literally shape this relationship together.