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Al Roker expresses concern for children in heartfelt message to fans

His words are always inspiring

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Beatriz Colon
Beatriz ColonOnline News WriterNew York
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Following the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas on 24 May, Al Roker is sharing a message of support and sympathy to all parents worried about their children's future.

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Though his own children are all beyond their school-age years, his youngest son, Nick, was only ten-years-old when the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occurred in Newtown, Connecticut.

Filming from his home gym as he walked on a treadmill, a sight very familiar for his loyal fans, the Today Show star used the 1986 hit Higher Love by Steve Winwood to deliver his thoughtful message.

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"What greater love is there than people who love their children, whether it's a parent to a son or daughter, whether it's a godmother or godfather, or grandparents who care about their children or people who care about all of our kids."

Continuing, he pleaded: "Higher love. What can we do? Everybody has to answer that question for themselves, but I think we're thinking about it a lot more."

He concluded his thoughtful message by asking his followers: "What is your higher love? I hope you have a great day."

Al's moving message

The beloved weatherman proposed the question once more in his caption, writing: "Is there a #higherlove than loving our children and doing whatever it takes to keep them safe? What can we do? We need to come together for their sake."

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Fans were quick to praise him for his heartfelt words in the comments section, writing: "Great inspiring message," and: "It is time for us all that have love in our hearts to fight for gun laws to be reformed. Thank you Al," as well as: "Good morning Al… Thank you for the morning motivation… you are the best."

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The latest shooting spread an all too familiar fear among parents, who were quick to protest in support of better gun laws

In a previous statement addressing the tragic shooting, Al also told his followers: "We are all hurting to some degree after yesterday. Take care of yourself and those around you. Try to get outside and take deep breaths."

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