This is not really a ‘true friendship between genders’ question.
This is more of a ‘does he like me?’ and/or a ‘do I like him?’ question.
The answer to the ‘is there true friendship between genders’ question is, as Billy correctly put it, yes, as long as there is no attraction. That does not seem to apply in this case.
The answers to the questions ‘does he like me?’ and/or a ‘do I like him?’ are not things that strangers on the internet are well positioned to answer for you, but the likely answers seem to be yes, and yes.
Chase him down and kiss him, and see what happens… and then let us know!