Robin Roberts has fans 'crying' as she steps away from GMA studio - details

The ABC News anchor touched many viewers

Robin Roberts embarked on the adventure of a lifetime as she left the cushy Good Morning America studio in New York for Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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The anchor went to the University of Michigan to participate in a special surprise for Dr. Feranmi Okanlami, also known as Dr. O.

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GMA partnered with the Craig H. Neilsen foundation to surprise Dr. O, who had suffered a spinal cord injury as an athlete and now works to aid students at the university with disabilities.

They worked together to deliver a $1 million surprise in honor of his work, joined by his friends, colleagues, and family.

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Robin got into the spirit as well by dressing up in the Michigan colors, wearing a highlighter yellow button down with royal blue cigarette pants.

At one point during the show, she even tried going incognito, covering herself up with a hat, sunglasses, and a trench coat, to the amusement of her colleagues back home, Michael Strahan, George Stephanopoulos, and Amy Robach.


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Robin jetted off to Michigan for a life-changing surprise

She wrote on Instagram: "Good morning Michigan! This morn on @goodmorningamerica we're live in Ann Arbor to celebrate Dr. Feranmi Okanlami, affectionately known as Dr. O…who is making his mess his message. 

"A spinal cord injury did [not] stop him from pursuing his dreams of working in medicine…and now he's changing the game for athletes with disabilities here at the University of Michigan. 

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"Excited that the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation believes in helping create futures for people affected by spinal cord injuries. We'll be awarding Dr. O for his work $1 Million and he has no idea."

Her GMA colleague Ginger Zee wrote: "This was so so beautiful — I am so glad we got to know and support Dr. O's mission," while Sam Champion joked: "Uhm… the trench coat disguise tho."


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She discreetly tried teasing the surprise earlier

One of her fans also sweetly commented: "I'm crying . Being in the medical field and treating patients, Dr O so deserved this. Thank you Robin for sharing this with GMA."

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