“Love” is the obvious answer, and it’s not wrong, but it’s not exactly right either, because it’s possible to be the object of unwanted love. It’s also a tricky word that means different things to different people. Love can mean that I think the object of my love can do something for me — give me pleasure or keep me safe. Do we hope that other human beings will view as a free candy machine distributing pleasure, or a powerful military robot? Only if we are terrified of being ignored and that is the only way to achieve that goal — otherwise to be viewed that way is highly inconvenient.
Another possible answer is “assistance in achieving our goals”. That is certainly, by definition, a response we hope for from everything we run across. If they’re our goals we by definition want to achieve them, and, therefore, welcome assistance from everything — things, animals, and people — while at the same time we are displeased with frustration. By the way, that does not make us bad people if our goals are good. Think about a noble person dedicating herself to ending famine — nothing wrong with her evaluating the people she meets by asking the question “are they part of the problem or part of the solution”.
Nevertheless it’s not an entirely good answer because it does not tell us what we hope from people as people, as opposed to something else — organizations, tools, sums of money, things, or animals.
What sort of response do we hope from human beings that only human beings can give us?
My guess is we hope human beings will foster our freedom.