(Hempstead, NY) -- A 132-year-old Lobster named "Louie" is free after spending two decades at a New York restaurant.
"Peter's Calm Bar" supervisors Butch Yamali and Anthony Santino released the 22-pound lobster back into the sea Friday.
Santino pardoned Louie in honor of National Lobster month, saying it's better than a -- quote -- "buttery fate on a seafood lover's plate."
Yamali adds that Louie had become "like a pet" and was his time to return back to his natural habitat.
Town officials and residents were on hand for Louie the Lobster's send-off.
An expert says the lobster is expected to live despite losing a claw and spending much of his life in captivity