Merriam Webster says love is: 1) strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties
4) a : unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another: as (1) : the fatherly concern of God for humankind (2) : brotherly concern for others b : a person's adoration of God
Surely the strong affection for another arising out of kinship is an emotion I experience for my husband, son, grandsons, sisters, extended family and friends. I feel benevolent to fellow humans. Not as benevolent as I should. I felt affection for my parents, my aunts and my uncles. Dear, sweet Granny Chandler's memory fills me with love. I am a person of faith. I lack imagination to think of other ways I love.
Yes, love should be reserved for beings not things. But I have to admit I surely would enjoy a bowl of Andy's Custard. It would taste even better if delivered by my beloved friend. Cause that is what really makes me love the custard is sharing with the people I love. Guess that is why Mom always enjoyed having plenty of food around.