Hoda Kotb emotionally reunites with best friend for special Valentine's Day surprise

The TV personality recently became single

Hoda Kotb ensured that her first Valentine's Day in a long time while being single was spent in the best way possible on the Today Show.

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The anchor took to Instagram to reveal that with the help of co-host Jenna Bush Hager, Heather McMahan, and Vivica Fox, she was able to reunite with her best friend.

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She shared snapshots of herself from the show, embracing her friend while in tears and emotionally reliving their best moments together.

"What a great Galentines day!! SURPRISE! My bestie @karenswensen ! Thx @heatherkmcmahan @msvfox for the perfect [heart emojis]," she wrote.

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Fans immediately began inundating the comments section with heart emojis for Hoda, with one writing: "Gotta have our Besties. What a great surprise," and another writing: "Sooooooo beautiful." A third added: "Loved this! Made my single lady Galentine fun!"

The TV personality recently announced her sad split from long-time fiancé Joel Schiffman, stating that they were "better off as friends," breaking the news live to her co-star.


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Hoda emotionally reunited with her best friend for Galentine's Day

The couple share two children, Haley, four, and Hope, two, together and they're now navigating co-parenting as they deal with their breakup. 

For the Today with Hoda and Jenna segment of the show, the two hosts planned a special Galentine's Day celebration for their viewers.

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Along with fun panel discussions and bits, Hoda and Jenna even had a heartwarming moment when they reunited another pair of best friends who'd spent a long time apart.

The show's Instagram page shared a snapshot of the two enjoying their special Galentine's Day bash, but that wasn't the only Valentine's Day post Hoda made her way to.

The two Today hosts posed for a special Valentine's Day post

Her main show co-host Savannah Guthrie also featured her in a special snapshot for the day she shared on her own social media.

Featuring a shot of the two brightly smiling for the camera with Savannah making a heart with her hands, the post simply read: "May your [heart emoji] be happy today."

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