On Friday, Roker rejoined fellow anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on the set of the morning show, where he was met with applause from the cast and crew.
“The countdown is over. After nearly two months away, after nearly two months away, Al is ready to re-join us here in Studio 1A and we cannot wait to throw our arms around our ray of sunshine,” Guthrie said moments before Roker walked onto the set. “It is a really special day... and I’m sorry because the tears are already flowing, because Al Roker is back!”
The 68-year-old weatherman then expressed his happiness to be back with his “second family”.
“I have missed you guys so very much,” he told his co-anchors. “You are my second family and it’s just great to be back - and wearing pants! It’s so much fun.”