GOOD Morning America’s Robin Roberts announced in a touching on-air moment that her colleague is leaving the morning show.
Robin, 62, took part in the Deals Steals segment alongside fellow employee Tory Johnson, 52.
Towards the end of the segment, Tory announced that it was the last day of production Tori Morini.
As the audience cheered and clapped, Tori waved at the camera.
Tory shared: “[Tori] is the one who came up with this! Every week this magic!”
After Tori was brought to the set, the writer continued, “Lucky for me! She joins me on the other side!”
“I get to work with her every day!”
Robin shouted, “You stole them from us!”
Tory remarked, “I’m not taking her too far away!”
The GMA presenter said, “Tori, thanks for everything, especially your spirit.”
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Tori was in tears as Robin finished by saying, “We appreciate it so much.”
On June 28, Robin was absent from the morning session as ABC personality Rebecca Jarvis, 41, filled in for her.
Rebecca also filled in on June 26 after her co-star was absent for the week.
Robin explained her absence on Twitter, sharing that she was battling “travel fatigue” and “fighting allergies.”
Returning to work, Robin uploaded a short clip of her on camera, expressing her “Tuesday thoughts” in her GMA dressing room.
Viewers then flooded her comments section with congratulations.
One fan said: “I believe so much in the power of having a quiet, thoughtful day to recharge your batteries.”
Another fan added: “You did it! Keep persevering and glowing with your allergies and travel fatigue is no match for your Tuesday motivation!”
A third person wrote: “I pray you are better Robin.”
“I CAN OVERCOME IT”
Before the show kicked off on Thursday, the TV personality filmed her daily morning routine message and prayer.
She spoke about the increasing pressures in life and quoted a sermon by Pastor Joel Olsteen.
Robin explained: “When the Almighty designed you, he knew the pressures you would be under.
“Financial pressure, relationship pressure, pressure in raising children, dealing with the pressure of illness.”
She concluded: “This obstacle may be big, but I can overcome it. This problem is taking longer than I thought, but I can get through it.”
“This situation feels overwhelming, but I can handle it. I was made for this.”
“I am strong. I am anointed I am equipped.”
While talking about the pressure of her illness, Robin patted her chest as if to suggest that stress had become an additional obstacle to her personal life.