Who but Samwise Gamgee? He loves flowers and plants, digging in the dirt and helping things grow. So do I.
He rarely ventures far from home. I like staying home best myself. An adventure now and then is okay, but there's nothing, after all, like staying home for real comfort.
He's goggle-eyed around elves. I would be too.
He's endlessly loyal and helpful. I know I'm loyal, and I try to be helpful.
He kills spiders. So do I. Though I'd rather have someone else kill them for me. I expect Sam felt the same.
And by the end of the story, he gets to marry the person he loves and be happy. Me too!