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"He's A Great Kid": Al Roker Proudly Reflects On His Inspiring Bond With His A Special Needs Son

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"He's A Great Kid": Al Roker Proudly Reflects On His Inspiring Bond With His A Special Needs Son

Al Roker knows the feeling of a ‘devastated’ parent, who later turns into a warrior and a hero. The TV personality’s son, Nick, has development delays since the very beginning. In a personal essay in Guidepost magazine, he wrote about a challenging journey and struggles his child has experienced throughout the lifespan.

Al Roker writes that Nick is "somewhere on the autism spectrum and maybe obsessive-compulsive." The Today anchorman and his wife, Deborah, didn’t know what the future would give to their son, but he is now trying his best to live life to the fullest.

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Al Roker’s son and their special bond

Being a parent of a kid with special needs is another level of appreciation and admiration. In January 2020, Al Roker had a conversation with his co-host, Hoda Kotb, during which he revealed his inspiring bond with Nick.

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The 65-year-old is very supportive of his son; even it means to make mani-pedis together.

The thing I love about him that I admire about him is that he just kind of attacks it head-on. He’s very goal-oriented, and he’s a great kid.

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Al Roker made a special wish for New Year 2020 — it is to be more patient with his son, who has special needs.

As a lot of parents (know) who have kids with special needs, they can try your patience. As a lot of parents (know) who have kids with special needs, they can try your patience. I look at him and all that he does, and I want to be a better person for him.

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