updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 09/23/2012 AT 6:50 PM ET
While chatting with Ryan Seacrest on the pre-show arrivals line, Fallon gushed about Gary, the female golden retriever he brought home earlier this month.
“It’s like having a baby except no diapers,” Fallon said of life with Gary. “It’s my first puppy ever.”
In a Tweet posted earlier Sunday, Fallon called Gary his “new best friend,” and reinforced the point with Seacrest.
“It’s amazing, it’s a life changer,” he said. “I love her so much. She’s my best friend.”
Fallon then waved to the camera and said hi to his pooch, who he said was watching.
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