Radio personality Howard Stern over the weekend ran into Gov. Andrew Cuomo over the weekend at a party and thanked him for signing a bill into law that banned the declawing of cats.

Stern, an animal lover alongside his wife Beth, said he hoped more states adopted a similar law to New York’s measure. A similar version is pending in New Jersey.

“So, just as I was talking about him with my wife, all of a sudden he’s at this party I’m at,” Stern told co-host Robin Quivers during his show on Monday.

“And I’m like, ‘Hey, Governor Cuomo. I got thank you man.’ And you know, people run for office and they think they can affect this and that, and they affect nothing. I said, ‘You did something good here. I hope people are thanking you for it.'”

Cuomo, Stern said, called the law “a no-brainer.”

The cat declawing measure was sponsored by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal and Sen. Mike Gianaris.

In the Monday show, the 6’5″ Stern also remarked that Cuomo is tall.

“No, he’s pretty tall. He’s not as tall as me, no one’s as tall as me except maybe Shaq, who could pick me up and carry me like a baby,” he said. “But, no, he’s like on eye level with me. He’s a tall man. And you know, Beth was like, ‘Oh, he’s my hero now.’ Because all she cares about is cats.”