Today Show host Hoda Kotb’s kindness comes back 10 years later. She was emotional during a special segment. On Wednesday’s broadcast, Hoda met a fan in the audience who revealed that she was his biggest inspiration. The fan was named Nolan, who is a journalism student.
He reminded Hoda that they first spoke ten years ago. The touching moment took place in front of the NYC studios. All of the co-hosts stood outside during the segment. Craig Melvin searched for the memorable fan in the crowd. Read on to see what happens next.
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Craig finally came across Nolan, who was excited to meet Hoda Kotb. He greeted Craig, who asked him how he was doing. Nolan had a big smile on his face. You can tell that he was a beautiful person with a big spirit.
Craig asked Nolan if he was a journalism student. Nolan confirmed that he’s currently a junior at Baylor University. He admitted that Hoda Kotb was his inspiration for getting into journalism.
“I hear one of the reasons why you’re studying journalism is because of someone on here,” Craig added. “Is that right?”
“Yes, sir. I wrote into Hoda and Hoda inspired me to become a journalist and that’s why I’m pursuing my career,” Nolan said with a big smile on his face.
Hoda Kotb was obviously touched by Nolan’s story. The camera panned back over to her reaction. She tried to hold back tears, but it was hard. Her co-hosts looked over at her as they stood back and listened to Nolan’s story. He first corresponded with her ten years ago.
“You were gracious enough to write back and I was like, ‘Oh my God. Hoda wrote back,'” Nolan said.
She pushed her hair out of her face. Hoda Kotb stood there and cried. Nolan asked for a hug and she obliged. The two embraced as the crowd and her fellow co-hosts clapped.
"You were gracious enough to write back, and I was struck.” https://t.co/4NHzzjVB98
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 3, 2022
Fans touched by Hoda Kotb’s tribute
The Today Show posted the touching moment on its official Twitter account. Fans took to the comment section to share their thoughts. Most of them noted how sweet Hoda Kotb was to the young fan.
- “Hoda always writes back.
“Way to go @hodakotb you inspired a huge supporter of you!”
- “So inspiring to be inspiring!”
- “This is beautiful. Hoda is always inspiring. This is beautiful.”
- “Hoda is an icon, and a Leader to so many.”
Did you happen to catch the sweet moment between Hoda Kotb and the fan? Do you agree that it was beautiful to witness? Who’s your biggest inspiration? Sound off below in the comment section.
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