Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, Al Roker and many more were on-hand to bid farewell to their morning show co-host, who, it was established, impacted more than just the viewers during her five years with the daytime staple.
“You have changed my life,” Roker expressed. “You have changed all of these people’s lives. And we will always, always hold a spot in our hearts… I love you.”
An emotional Lauer added through his self-proclaimed blubbering, “I adore you… I have marveled over the fact that with someone who’s got talent as large as yours, how small your ego is.”
Before signing off for the final time, a tearful Vieira joked that she didn’t really want to leave, but unfortunately NBC had already “changed the lock on my dressing room,” so an exit was the only solution.
Watch Vieira’s full Today goodbye below: