"His eyes are begging: 'Please, don't go... stay. You are all I have...' and that is the saddest thing of the scene, which is also sad. Even if Thranduil gave him the idea of going after Aragorn, he didn't really want him to go. And when he said 'Your mother loved you. More than anything. More than life' he actually meant 'I love you. More than anything. More than life'. Thranduil can love. Thranduil still has a heart."