What did Snape mean by 'Always' when speaking to Dumbledor in 'Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows'?

When Dumbldore tells Snape to give Harry the sword of Gryffindor, he tells Snape to make sure he is not seen doing this, so Snape uses his Patrollum, a silver doe, to guide Harry to the sword in the frozen lake. Exchange: "What I'm saying is I have lied for you, I have spied for you, I have put my self in mortal danger to protect the boy! And now you tell me you've been raising him like a pig for slaughter -" Said Snape. "Have you come to care for the boy after all?" said Dumbledore. "Expecto Patronum!" Said Snape waving his wand in the air and a silver doe leaped around the room then out the window. "All this time?" said Dumbledore looking at Snape. Snape had tears in his eyes. "Always." said Snape. --- What he meant by 'Always'...What did he always do? Was he always watching over him or something? What does this mean?

Snape meant he always cared for Harry

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