af‧fec‧tion [singular, uncountable]
a feeling of liking or love and caring [= fondness]
She looked back on those days with affection.
Their father never showed them much affection.
The church was held in great affection (=loved and cared about a lot) by the local residents.
the feelings of love and caring that someone has:
Africa has always had a special place in my affections.