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Al Roker makes emotional discovery from inside family home

The weatherman lives with his wife and son

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Hannah Hargrave
US Deputy Editor
September 7, 2021
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Al Roker found something special at the home he shares with his family and revealed what it was with his fans on Instagram. 

The Today show star made a discovery just days after the death of his "second dad" Willard Scott.

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Al posted a photo of a cookbook written by the late Today star and captioned the post: "I was sitting in the kitchen looking at my cookbook collection and found this treasure."

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Willard Scott's All-American Cookbook featured a photo of the late Today star eating a plate of food and appeared to be decades old. There was a message from Willard in the back which read: "To Al, a true man for all seasons. Love Will."

His fans loved the post and also took a walk down memory lane with Al. One wrote: "What a gentleman your friend was Al!! So glad that you shared so many beautiful memories together," and another added: "What a treasure."

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Days before, Al had shared his heartbreak at Willard's death and posted a series of photos of himself with him.

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Al shared the book along with Willard's sweet message to him 

In his tribute, Al likened Willard to his "second dad" and praised him for helping him with his career.He wrote: "We lost a beloved member of our @todayshow family this morning. Willard Scott passed peacefully at the age of 87 surrounded by family, including his daughters Sally and Mary and his lovely wife, Paris.

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Al was very close to Willard

"He was truly my second dad and am where I am today because of his generous spirit. Willard was a man of his times, the ultimate broadcaster. There will never be anyone quite like him."

Willard – who was a longtime weatherman for Today - retired from the show in 2015 after 35 years. During his long-running reign, he formed a close bond with Al and the rest of his co-stars on the NBC morning show.

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