And he is all three for her. Fond, devoted, loving. He is also loyal,caring, selfless, gentle, and he would do anything for Katniss. He took a beating from his mother, from Snow, almost died/ sacrificed himself countless times. This is what defines love, and this is what defines him.
The Hunger Games: & it was decreed that each year, the 12 districts of Panem should offer up 1 male & 1 female between the ages of 12 & 18 to be trained in the art of survival & to be prepared to fight to the death