She is just the cutest! Today show star Hoda Kotb took to Instagram on Wednesday, July 4 to share the most adorable new video of her 17-month-old daughter, Haley Joy Kotb, sweetly waving an American flag while celebratig Independence Day.
"Happy 4th!!!!" proud mama Hoda, 53, captioned the clip. Of course, Hoda's nearly 900,000 followers couldn't get enough of Haley Joy's precious and patriotic video. "Oh Hoda… there are no words… She’s perfect," one person commented on the clip with another similarly adding, "I want that outfit! Love her enthusiasm for our flag."
Perhaps most adorably, one of Hoda's Today co-stars, Jenna Bush Hager, commented on the post, "I want that top — for myself. Love that love." Hoda then replied to Jenna's comment to explain that an NBC producer actually gifted Haley Joy her cuter than cute holiday outfit. "Joanne LaMarca got it for her (of course she did!!)," Hoda wrote.
Hoda became a first-time mom when she adopted baby Haley Joy in February 2017. In a previous exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, the TV star revealed motherhood is the best job she's ever had in her life. "Sometimes you think that window passed, a lot of times you think, well, I missed that but that is OK," she said of her path to becoming a parent.
"I was always like, but that is OK, I will teach school or that is OK, I got nieces, yeah, oh, that is OK and then all of the sudden I thought, well, why can’t I try? At least say it out loud and then see what happens. I think the challenge is saying it out loud. Then you realize, OK, now I have something I am going to go for," Hoda continued.
"I have had a lot of great moments in my life and there is nothing that even compares one-tenth to what this is," Hoda told Closer. "It is as if — there is that saying, I was blind but now I see. You cannot believe what you have been missing until it’s in your eyes."
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