Al Roker Shares Throwback Snaps With Son Nick On Special Day

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Today show weathercaster Al Roker shared throwback snaps with his son Nick Roker on a special day. The NBC journalist is a father to three children. He shares daughter Leila and son Nick with his wife Deborah Roberts. However, his eldest child, Courtney Roker was adopted during his previous marriage to Alice Bell whom he divorced in 1994. So, what was this special day that prompted Al Roker to share these throwback pictures? Keep reading to find out the details!

Al Roker’s Son Nick Was Diagnosed With Autism

Nick Roker, who is the youngest of the three kids, was diagnosed with autism as a child. He also faced some developmental delays since infancy. However, despite his struggles early on, the young man has grown up all tall and handsome. While Al Roker is an amazing parent, he did struggle to raise his son. He admitted, “I want to be more patient, I think. Especially toward the end of the week after I get a little tired, I tend to get a little short with Nick. I’m trying just to be a little more patient with people.”

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However, fans love the father-son duo, especially when they cook together. Currently, Nick is at college and had returned home for a brief period to celebrate the holidays with his family.

Al Roker Thanks Nick Roker For Being His Son

While his son is away, Al Roker paid a sweet tribute to the 20-year-old on Instagram to commemorate National Son Day. Although a day late, he posted the tribute on Sunday which comprised several pictures of Nick and Al together. The first picture showed Nick as a tot cuddling up to his father. In the second snap, the father-son duo dressed up as Super Mario Brothers as Al took up the role of Luigi.

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The third picture was of Nick in his teenage years while Al smiled at the camera with his hands over his son’s shoulder. In the fourth picture, Al held his son like a protective dad in what appeared to be a karate studio. The last two pictures showed Nick as an adult as he posed with his father.

The NBC journalist captioned the post, “Just found out it’s #nationalsonday and while it’s still #Sunday, I want to wish @nick.roker155 the #bestsonever thanks for being my son.”

Fans Gush Over Al Roker’s Beautiful Montage

Fans quickly flocked to the comments section as one admired, “Such a beautiful montage!!”

Another fan noted, “Isn’t it awesome? One day, we look up, and they are so much taller than us, lol.”

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A third fan added, “Hard to believe how tall he is such a handsome man.”

So, what do you think of Al Roker’s sweet tribute to his son Nick Roker on National Son Day? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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