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.
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!