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Friday 20th July 2018

'Today' Fans Thrilled After Hoda Kotb's Mom and Sister Visit Show

"Wow.. scary how much they look alike," one person said.

Hoda Kotb's mom and sister paid a visit to the Today show on Thursday.

During the fourth hour of the program, Hoda and her co-host Kathie Lee Gifford were joined by Hoda's mom, Sami, and her sister, Hala, in the studio.

Hoda took to Instagram to share a sweet photo of herself, Hala, Sami and Kathie Lee smiling on set of the talk show.

Look who is here!!!! Hala and mom !!! @klgandhoda xoxo

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Look who is sitting right over there, my mom and sister.

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"Look who is here!!!!" Hoda captioned the post. "Hala and mom!!"

Sami and Hala also made a brief appearance during the fourth hour and Hoda was delighted!

"Look who is sitting right over there," Hoda said. "My mom and sister, yay!"

Sami and Hala are currently visiting Hoda and her daughter Haley Joy in New York City.

"Hala gets to see how much the baby [Haley Joy] has grown," Kathie Lee said.


Hala and Sami appeared on Thursday's edition of Today. (Credit: Today)

"Yes! Haley is growing," Hoda replied. "Hala saw her Christmas time and my mom was just here around the [Pyeongchang 2018 Winter] Olympics."

Fans were thrilled to see Hoda's mom and sister on the show.

One person said: "Beautiful family you have Hoda!" while another gushed: "Love it when family stops by work."

Others couldn't believe how much Hoda, her mom and her sister look alike.

A third person added: "Hoda, you, your sister and mom look so much alike," while another said: "Wow, Hoda looks just like her sister!"


Hoda was thrilled to have her mom and sister on the show. (Credit: Today)

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As fans know, Hoda shares an extremely close bond with her mother and sister.

Late last year, Hoda broke down in tears during an episode of Today as she shared a moving story about how Hala was right by her side as she underwent an MRI scan, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Sharing the memory, the beloved newscaster said: "So I had to go into a tube for some kind of MRI and I was scared to go in and stuff, anyway," before breaking down in tears as Hala comforted her.

"Hala sat next to me and [the doctors] said to Hala, 'You can't be in there because of the radiation' and [Hala] said, 'I'm not leaving' and she sat there through the whole thing," she added.

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