I know the meaning of the sentence and the grammar that is applied here, but it just doesn't seem right to me. I would leave "more" out. Am I right or is that an acceptable thing to do informal speech?
Here it is in context:
The two of them stumbled and fell onto the walkway, Mark on top.
“Kid,” Alec said. “I’ve been closer to you more today than I’d hoped to be in a lifetime.”
Thank you in advance!