Al Roker Shares a Smile with His Autistic Son Nick Who Visits Him at Work (Photo)
Al Roker, one of the most famous faces on the "Today" show, was recently visited by his son Nick while at work and the moment was shared on his Instagram page.
In the picture uploaded by Roker, the meteorologist can be seen smiling widely at the camera whole posing alongside his son, who was sporting a t-shirt from "The Avengers."
Fans absolutely loved the cute snap and described father and son as a "dynamic duo." However, despite all the smiles, their lives haven't been as easy as it might seem.
In a cover story for Guideposts Magazine, the 64-year-old opened up about the challenges he and his wife, Deborah Roberts, faced while raising the 17-year-old.
According to Roker, his son is "somewhere on the autism spectrum and maybe obsessive-compulsive," and sometimes that can make the loving father feel frustrated.
"Do I get frustrated with my son sometimes? You bet. But then I remember my dad, how understanding he was. And Deborah reminds me that I have to show my son not only that I love him but that I like him as well. More than that, I admire him."
HE HAS COME A LONG WAY
The meteorologist watched Nick grow from a little boy that could barely talk and walk into a true Special Olympics athlete with a black belt in taekwondo and a passion for swimming.
It has also been reported that Nick has become involved with the St. James Episcopal Church, located in Manhattan, where he is the principal cross-bearer of the worship team.
Not only that, but he recently won two gold medals in a swim meet at the Special Olympics New York Summer Games, one for the 25 yards butterfly and another for the 50 yards freestyle.
According to Roker, his son is "somewhere on the autism spectrum and maybe obsessive-compulsive"