Daryl Dixon's brother Merle was left for dead. Daryl is extremely independent, and can survive on his own during the apocalypse; but he does like the feeling of being with others, and slowly creates relationships with members of the group.

Daryl Dixon Quotes

That small group we had back in the beginning, could do anything.

Daryl

Daryl: If anyone deserves to be happy it's you. I don't like not seeing you, though.
Carol: Daryl... I want to take over here for a while for you.

The Walking Dead Quotes

You can breathe. You can blink. You can cry. Hell, they're all gonna be doing that.

Negan

Leon: Maybe we'll get on one of them video shows, you know like, "World's Craziest Police Shows." What do you think?
Rick: What I think Leon is you need to stay focused. Make sure you got a round in your chamber and the safety off.
Shane: Would be kinda cool gettin on one of them shows.