THE Today Show’s Al Roker attended a tearful farewell.
His journalist wife Deborah Roberts wrote on social media that her fans shouldn’t be “fooled by a smile”.
Under a January 21 Instagram post that included a picture of herself, Roker, 68, her 20-year-old son Nick and Roberts, 62, wrote: “The holidays and 2022 are officially over for this clan.
“Don’t let the smile fool you,” ended the post, an emoji crying a single tear alongside the comment.
Roker and Roberts took to social media to capture the trip to take their son to school.
Fans gave their support to the reportedly close family in the post comments.
One said: “Excited to see Nick’s spring semester!”
Another commenter expressed his understanding of the emotionality of the moment but stressed that the young man’s success was something to be happy about.
“I understand you’d probably prefer to cry, but I celebrate Nick’s smile and that he’s happy to be going back to school,” they said, adding, “I get chills just thinking about how far he’s come.” . I’m celebrating Nick from afar! “
A third explained: “Sorry to say but it never gets easier to keep her at school!”
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In another sentimental post, Roberts shared a photo of Nick helping cook in the kitchen.
She said, “We will miss your skills when you go back to college.”
Nick was spotted cooking alongside Roker on Wednesday night.
The Today star was seen concentrating on cooking a piece of meat while wearing a casual black shirt.
Meanwhile, Nick was snapped ground pepper over a fresh salad, before Roberts shared a close-up photo of the healthy-looking side dish.
The salad consisted of various leaves, fresh chili and crumbled cheese.
Roker and his son have been spotted cooking together in videos shared during the pandemic.
And the heartwarming snaps brought back memories for fans.
One wrote in the comments: “Your cooking videos got me through Covid! I’m glad Al is doing better.”
This is the second tearful goodbye Roker has said in the past week.
The US Sun recently reported how Roker said an emotional goodbye to retired news reporter Kerry Sanders earlier this week.
He said he would miss Sanders’ “wit, grace, curiosity, honesty and versatility.”
The journalist shared a series of touching snaps that captured him warmly hugging the retreating reporter.
Viewers were treated to an emotional segment on the show in which the hosts paid tribute to Sanders.
Roker turned to the reporter and said, “I hope a college is smart enough to hire you as a professor to pass on everything you’ve learned.”
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