“Thanks for the ride.” “You're welcome.” (Merriam-Webster Learner’s)
[i] ‘You’re welcome’ seems like a perfunctory or a mechanical saying when somebody responds to a person that expresses their appreciation, not having that serious meaning. They would gladly receive the one again that is giving the thanks remark.
[ii] Nonetheless, the two have this shared meaning: “You’re welcome (if you come for help again.)" Are both [i] and [ii] the proper imagination?