Plot twist: The tears in Dumbledore’s eyes when seeing the doe patronus were tears of pity. What he was really trying to say with, “After all this time?” is “Dude you haven’t let it go yet?” The memory faded out before we could realize.
"After all this time?”
"Always," said Snape.
"Severus, it’s been years. Get a girlfriend. Please."
when people are really rude and douchey and everyone still loves them