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Robin Roberts Returns to Good Morning America Five Months After Bone Marrow Transplant

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Robin Roberts, Good Morning America
Robin Roberts, Good Morning America ABC/Heidi Gutman

It was a very good morning, indeed, on Good Morning America Wednesday.

Five months after undergoing a bone marrow transplant, Robin Roberts has triumphantly returned to the ABC morning show.

"Hi, it's Robin, and I've been waiting 174 days to say this: Good morning, America!" the 52-year-old said, surrounded by her beaming cohosts.

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Dressed in a blue V-neck top, Roberts effortlessly slipped back into the anchor chair, and the show celebrated her return by showing video of her walking into the studio early Wednesday morning as an elated staff cheered her on.

"I keep pinching myself, and I realize that this is real, this is actually happening," Roberts said, quipping, "I don't have my froggy slippers on."

She also paid tribute to those who helped her along the way.

"Faith, family and friends have brought me to this moment," she explained, "and I am so full of gratitude."

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Her cohosts weren't the only ones celebrating Roberts' return: The anchor received a video greeting from President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, and the first lady said she was looking forward to her upcoming interview with Roberts within the next few days.

Last night, Roberts took to Twitter to reflect on her comeback, writing: "Thank you! Blessings to each and everyone one for loving me through it. May it be returned 10 fold. G'Night..see you in the morning. XO."

She followed that up on Wednesday morning with this tweet: "Truly is the dawn of a new day..."

We couldn't agree more. Welcome back, Robin!

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