Everybody—seriously, everybody—loves Al Roker!
This Wednesday, August 20, just so happens to be the beloved Today co-anchor and renowned meteorologist's 60th birthday, and all across the country, people are celebrating! Most adorably, perhaps, is Al's immediate family, which includes wife Deborah Roberts, 16-year-old daughter Leila Roker, and his adorable 12-year-old son Nicolas Albert Roker, who looks just like his famous father!
Casa de Roker isn''t the only place sending good vibes, though. In fact, Al's pal from the White House, Vice President Joe Biden, wished him a happy B-day from his neck of the woods, Washington, D.C.! "Everybody loves you, buddy," said the V.P., who Al has been inviting on the show for some time now.
"The reason why people like you so much is that they trust you," said Joe, who, appearing via satellite, told Al he wanted him to head up NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "We'll work that out after this job or whatever job I am in next," he added. "If I was running the administration or the next one, I'd have you in it!"
Another politician, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, took note of Al's birthday, too. Despite a scuffle this past winter over weather-related school closings, the mayor surprised Al on the plaza and declared August 20 as "Al Roker Appreciation Day!"
Of course, Al's Today family celebrated the big 6-0 with him, too, even throwing him a barbecue bash with a special cake from Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro.
His fans went all out, too, with some creating larger-than-life tributes to the beloved TV personality! Bloomsbury Farm, located in Atkins, Iowa, actually created an Al Roker corn maze. Flattered, the Today co-anchor tweeted a picture of it, thanking owners Dave and Karen Petersen "for the A-maizing corn maze portrait."
A very happy birthday to Al, who brightens up all of our mornings!
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