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TODAY superfan Linny is back after health scare

March 28, 2013 at 10:28 AM ET

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Al, Savannah and Matt welcome Linny back to the plaza.

Matt, Al and Savannah gave a warm welcome back to Linny Boyette, TODAY’s biggest fan, after his recent absence from the plaza due to a health issue.

Fortunately he’s feeling "much better," as he told Matt Thursday morning.

The New York City native and military veteran has been a plaza staple almost every morning for nearly 20 years. He arrives around 5:30 a.m. – rain or shine – to reserve his spot, then reads the paper and chats with other fans until showtime.

"It's terrific to have you back buddy," Matt explained.

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