May 10, 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many celebrities provided assistance to those in need. And Al Roker of "TODAY" is one of them.
In San Antonio, Texas, the founder of a student outreach center, Juan Ramos, and one of his volunteers, Angela Williams, have encountered intense new difficulties during the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Notwithstanding, the pair still work to help other people in need. As reported by Today, Roker surprised them with thousands of dollars of groceries and supplies delivered to their door.
Meanwhile, the president and CEO of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Lisa Scales, told Roker that the most ideal way individuals can help right now is through financial donations, Today reported.
Last March, NBC News discovered that a staff member on the third hour of "TODAY" tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease. Out of an abundance of caution, Roker and Craig Melvin decided to take off from the show.
Speaking about her co-hosts, Savannah Guthrie said that Roker and Melvin are doing great at this moment and that they feel better. However, she added, caution is the request for the day.
HE IS FINE
Roker also took to social media to inform everyone that he is well. "Don't worry about us," he said, as reported by Today. "Thinking about our colleagues and all those who are really suffering. And God Bless the health care providers."
The famous television personality recently uncovered that he locks away the phone of his son, Nicki, in a small safe every night. According to parenting experts, Roker is simply ensuring the mental health of his beloved child.
Roker believed that his wife, Deborah, assumed a critical role in strengthening Nicki.
APPRECIATING HIS SON
Roker wrote about his parenting journey with Nicki. He has three kids, and his youngest has special needs. Nicki grew up with developmental delays.
Roker added that Nicki might be within the autism spectrum and has obsessive-compulsive tendencies. He confessed to turning into a baffled parent but was reminded that he doesn't just love his son, he likes and appreciates him too.
Roker believed that his wife, Deborah, assumed a critical role in strengthening Nicki. His wife's perspective has helped his son in conquering difficulties throughout his life.
During the current year, Roker promised to be a more patient dad. He understood Nicki's determination in exploring through life's trials.
He clarified that there was a period he fell short to Nicki. This happened each time Roker felt tired towards the week's end.