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Love is ... hubbies, puppies and hot dogs

Maxwell, Kegel, Lynn, MacDonald

We asked TODAY viewers to define love as a Valentine’s Day kickoff. Their responses — through photos and words via #ValentinesTODAY and #LoveIs hashtags — have gotten us in a lovey-dovey mood for the chocolate- and card-filled holiday.

Whether the love was attributed to a spouse, a canine or a hot dog from a New York street vendor, the responses were fantastic.

Celebrities and guests even had the chance to wax poetic behind the scenes at the TODAY photo booth this week. Josh Duhamel quoted Wikipedia, swimsuit-clad Sports Illustrated models encouraged unyielding support and Jenna Bush Hager thought first of her cat Bernie (and her family, of course!).

Feeling inspired? Take a look at what viewers have to say about love: 


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