The St Mirren manager was full of praise for both his team and their supporters as he basked in the achievement of leading the Paisley club to their best league finish for 20 years.
Next year the aim is to better the eighth place secured this time. Lennon said: "I now look up and see what the teams above us have done and as a club in progression we look to try to emulate them.
"We have brought a new style of football to St Mirren. It's a hard way to do it, which has demanded belief and patience, and there has to be a lot of forgiveness from coaches to players to fans who must be commended for valuing the way we have performed."
It was a game that also marked the end of Darren Mackie's 14-year stay at Aberdeen. The striker, captain for the occasion, should have made it even more memorable by scoring inside the opening four minutes. However, he was denied by the fingertips of Craig Samson, with the St Mirren goalkeeper diving at full stretch to save his low shot.
Mackie said: "It's disappointing to leave the club and it's hard to put into words how I feel. I appreciated the send-off I received from the fans at the end. They are unbelievable. They are always right behind you when things are going well.
"The boys need to start doing it on the park to get them back in the huge numbers we would have were we winning every week. I'll miss everything about Pittodrie and it would have been great to have signed off with a goal, but I've loved every minute of it."
The visitors played the slicker football, but could not unsettle an Aberdeen defence where Russell Anderson was solid in containing any potential threat from Steven Thompson.
Anderson would also have made his mark at the other end but for a goal-line clearance by David Van Zanten that stopped the former Scotland defender's flick from Jamie Masson's corner kick from opening the scoring. Jamie Langfield then took a turn at keeping the scoreline blank as he made an impressive save from an angular strike by Thompson.
The game was not without bite and referee Willie Collum felt obliged on several occasions to put whistle to mouth as challenges went from illegal to, at times, bordering on nasty.
In between, there were the infrequent periods of appetising football, though, as might be expected from two of the lowest-scoring sides in the SPL, not a sign of a goal.
It took a piece of trickery from Aberdeen substitute Ryan Fraser, a winger in the mould of Jonny Hayes, the Inverness Caledonian Thistle player and a Pittodrie signing target, to produce a touch of excitement. His low ball across the face of the St Mirren goal was inadvertently scooped into the air by Marc McAusland, forcing Samson into a stupendous stop. Seconds later, Langfield produced a stunning save from a Van Zanten shot from inside the area.
It's hard to visualise a rush by Aberdeen fans for season tickets for next term after a disappointing campaign that has culminated in a ninth-place finish for a third successive year.
Manager Craig Brown said: "The game today exemplifies our entire season. Within 10 minutes we could have been three goals up through great chances, but credit St Mirren, they came for a point – well they looked as if they did – and they got away with a point. I thought we were the better team, but if you can't score goals, you don't win matches."