"OK, OK, I missed you, too," he says to the excited pooch as she jumps into his arms.
Lester captioned the cute video, "Nice to see you too Lucy! Back home from Tokyo after 2 1/2 weeks away and what a welcome."Lester spoke glowingly of Lucy in 2019 when the pair were featured in an episode of TODAY's “My Pet Tale.” The newsman described Lucy, then just 2 1/2 years old, as "the most loving, sweet dog I have ever had."
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During their time on "My Pet Tale," he encouraged Lucy to show viewers how clever she was by asking her to give hugs, play fetch and perform other adorable tricks.
“She constantly makes us laugh,” said Lester. “She’s a little performer.”
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Lester added — perhaps unsurprisingly — that Lucy always gives him a special greeting when he arrives home at the end of his day.
"When I come home from work, she puts on a celebration like you wouldn't believe," he said.
"It's nice to be loved like that," he added.