Dear Teacher,

Could you please tell me the meanings of the parts in red?

1. Where the admiral was a formidable figure, dignified and austere, his son was down-to-earth, warm and friendly. The other airmen forgave him for being the son of their commander.

"There is no one on this earth with your warmth and intelligence."
And Susan had held him tightly and whispered: “Likewise, I’m sure.”

Thanks a lot.