Hoda Kotb found herself crying tears of joy over the weekend.
The TODAY host got to see her daughters perform at their first dance recital, and she was brimming with pride the entire time.
On Monday morning, the mother of two met her TODAY with Hoda & Jenna co-host Jenna Bush Hager and recalled how she couldn’t stop crying while watching her daughters perform.
“It was the first time I saw my children on stage. They had a dance recital and I had never seen that,” he said.
Looking at a photo of Haley, 5, and Hope, 3, the proud mom told Jenna they had “so much fun.”
“They got on stage (and) sang ‘Impossible’ and ‘Do You Believe in Magic?’ (and other) old songs,” she revealed.
Hoda knew she was going to have a great time, but was taken aback by her reaction to seeing her girls on stage.
“I didn’t know I was going to react like that. I burst into tears and cried for Hope who was at the beginning and Haley who was at the end,” she said.
The TODAY host also got emotional for everyone else’s kids when they performed.
“I was crying. I was having an out-of-body (experience),” he said.
Jenna could definitely relate to Hoda’s emotional experience.
“I don’t understand what it is because I’ve been in your shoes. Is it evolutionary?” she asked.
Hoda explained that she felt a deep sense of awe at the way her girls handled the large crowd.
“They had this kind of easy feeling and I think I was really surprised,” he said. “I liked the fact that they felt comfortable because one of the scariest things in the world, and we know that as adults, is standing in front of people and saying something or doing something.”
Jenna, who recently spoke about how proud she was to see her daughter Mila star in her school play, offered an explanation.
“I feel like it’s confidence, like seeing (your kids) learn confidence. And whether it’s in sports or whatever, but when you see that confidence (it’s amazing),” Jenna said.
Hoda’s mother will be visiting her soon, and when she does, her daughters will put on a special performance for her.
“It was like one of my favorite moments. I can’t stop thinking about it and it was beautiful,” he said.