Matt Lauer got a special birthday surprise on Monday during the Today show. The longtime co-host of the morning talk show got a blast from the past. Showcasing some of his bigger stories over the years, Lauer gave fans a look at his contributions and then the talk show gave a big welcome to some of Matt’s former co-hosts.
Bryant Gumbel and Jane Pauley were in the building to help host the show for the morning and even Meredith Viera called in to share in the moment. Of course there were a few funny joke gifts from the crew and a big cake too.
While the fans were surprised to see the old talk show hosts, everyone will agree the former morning faces haven’t gotten much older. Looking spry and able to pick up the job almost instantly (as proven with the assist this morning) it appears hosting a big show like this is nothing short of second hand for Jane and Bryant.
Getting to see old pals is a pretty good way for one to celebrate a birthday. Happy birthday Matt Lauer!