What does it mean to say

"I do feel this way and it's valid"? What is the function of "do" here?

Thanks in advance


It is the emphatic "do." The system is annoying in not displaying the links... so I added some blanks to fool it. You have to remove them.


https: // www. thoughtco. com/ what-is-the-emphatic-do-1690590

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/grammar/british-grammar/do#:~:text=Emphatic%20forms,%2Fdoes%2... .