Have you ever said “I love you” by mistake or to someone you didn't mean it to? Once I was talking on the phone to a friend of mine, and since my parents are usually the only people who phone me, when she said bye I accidentally responded with “K bye, love you.” Then realized what I had said and was like “Wait! I didn't mean to say that! I usually only talk to my family on the phone and I always say bye love you to them I mean I like you but I don't love you I mean you're a good friend but…um yeah! Okay bye!”
Edit: To fully understand this story I think you need to know that I'm incredibly awkward on the phone to begin with, and this wasn't a friend who I was really close with.
You know what's even weirder
I was talking to my mom's friend on the phone, telling her that my mom wasn't here at the time. And for some reason, before I hung up, I was like, “Love youuuu,” and about 3 seconds after I hung up, I felt a little dead inside ;_;