Al Roker Honors His Dad with Throwback Photos for Father’s Day

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Today Show meteorologist Al Roker marked Father’s Day by sharing a collection of old family photos on Sunday. Al Roker Sr., a New York City bus driver, was his father. “greatest advocate,”Roker, now 67, recently spoke out. Roker, 67, has three children: Courtney, 35; Leila, 23; and Nicholas, 19.

“I miss him every day, but especially today. [Happy Father’s Day], Al Roker, Sr.,”Roker wrote. Roker included photos of him with his father, and their families. This was similar to the Father’s Day messages that he had sent in the past. Today co-host. “Missing Albert Lincoln Roker, Sr. I’m coming up on 66 and at the same age, he only had 2 more Father’s Days left. I just want more Father’s Days,” In 2020, he wrote..

Roker, on Father’s Day 2013, recalled his father’s story “took a lot of pride”In his job as a bus driver. Roker shared his story Today He loved riding the bus with his dad in the mornings. “I wouldn’t trade that time for all the tea in China. It was just me and him, even though there was a bus full of people. I was watching him driving the bus,”Roker stated.

Roker and his Today Craig Melvin and Carson Daly were colleagues who traveled to Coney Island for a Father’s Day special segment. This segment aired Friday. Interview with PEOPLERoker claimed that the two were friends before the segment aired. “fortunate enough”to spend time with their dads, who shared information about how they became fathers.

“I know for myself, I tend to put my dad a bit on a pedestal,”Roker said PEOPLE. “He had his faults and all of his issues, but one of the things I always remember, and I try to do, is that he really was my greatest advocate. And I try to be that for my kids.”

During the segmentRoker shared a story about one of his most difficult moments as a father. Roker had to share with his children that he was diagnosed in 2020 with prostate cancer. “It was the first time I saw fear in my children’s eyes,”He said. “I mean, they started crying.”

Roker wanted his children to be free from the pain. But he soon realized it was impossible. “At the end of the day, that’s all you wanna do is protect them and shield them from hurt and/or harm,”Roker stated this on Today. “And at that moment, I realized you can’t always do that… You can do the best you can.”