updated 06/12/2013 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 06/12/2013 AT 1:00 PM ET
They may be the President and the First Dog, but at the end of the day, Bo Obama is just a pup waiting for his pop to come home.
The White House’s official photographer, Pete Souza, shared a photo of President Barack Obama and his loyal pal enjoying a sweet reunion in the Oval Office on Tuesday. The pic followed one posted earlier in the day of a serious-looking Commander-in-Chief walking into his White House office while his furry friend looked up at him from the floor.
Upon seeing Bo, Obama bent down to the Portuguese water dog’s level, and smiled as he scratched his neck. Just call Bo the White House’s official stress-reliever!