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The hosts of “Today” surprised Hoda Kotb with a touching birthday treat the brought her to tears.

Hoda celebrated her 53rd birthday Wednesday with a little help from her friends at the show.

As she walked around the plaza looking for “someone interesting in the crowd,” she was called over by a producer, thinking she was going to chat with someone visiting the plaza.

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But as it turned out, the crowd suddenly started singing “Happy Birthday,” and as it parted, Kathie Lee Gifford surprised Hoda with a birthday cake.

Hoda was moved to tears as the entire plaza sang to her.

“This time last year, I didn’t have Haley,” said Hoda. “And I get to celebrate my birthday with a little girl. Anyway, I’m sorry, but it’s the best. I’m bursting.”

Happy birthday, Hoda!

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