See Ted Mosby of How I Met Your Mother React to LeBron James Returning to Ohio

updated 07/15/2014 AT 11:25 AM EDT

originally published 07/14/2014 AT 06:00 PM EDT

When last we saw Ted Mosby, the protagonist of the dearly departed CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, he was living in the year 2030 and finally mustering up the courage to get over the death of his beloved wife Tracy by asking out his friend Robin, whom he had previously spent years pining for.

But now, in 2014, Entertainment Weekly has caught up with the New York-based architect to get his reactions to LeBron James returning to his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Mosby (as well as Josh Radnor, the actor who plays him) hails from the Buckeye State, as does James. The architect did not take James's 2010 decision to leave Cleveland for Miami well.

In the video above, Mosby reacts with outlandish joy at the free-agent signing, with no knowledge that, a decade from now, he will have to watch the woman he loves die in a heart-wrenching, never-explained illness.

See Ted's fleeting moment of illusory happiness, above.

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