Ears to you, boo!
Even from a distance, NBC’s “TODAY” host Hoda Kotb made sure her 3-year-old daughter Haley felt the warmth of her love on Thanksgiving.
In the hours after glowing as the master of ceremonies for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — alongside TODAY co-host Savannah Guthrie — Kotb, 56, took to Instagram revealing she sent Haley a “secret signal” during the live broadcast to tell the toddler: “I love you.”
“Told Haley I would give her a secret signal from parade to say I love you! tug on my ear a la @carolburnett,” Kotb wrote, captioning a clip of the heartwarming moment.
In the video, Kotb’s fiancé, Joel Schiffman, hugs Haley and says, “See? That was for you,” as the smiling tot giggles at the extraordinariness of her televised shout-out.
Kotb noted her one-year-old daughter, Hope, slept through the parade.
Echoing her parade co-host’s love for family, Guthrie updated her Instagram gallery with a series of sweet shots featuring her kids Vale, 6, and Charlie, 3, and husband Michael Feldman, simply titling the post “Thankful.”
While the Macy’s Day Parade — which, in 2019 beckoned a staggering 3.5 million spectators to New York City sidewalks for cherished sightings of Charlie Brown, SpongeBob Squarepants and of course Santa Claus— saw a major dip in live audience members this year due to COVID-19, many of the millions who enjoyed the festivities from the safety of their homes, much like little Haley, loved the show.
Source: New York Post