This just in: Al Roker is 60! And this happened on his birthday:
Roker hit the big milestone on Wednesday, and received a surprise phone call from Vice President Joe Biden.
"Happy birthday from all the Bidens," the vice president wished Roker. "This is such an honor," the "Today" co-host responded. Biden joked that he wanted to appoint Roker head of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration before he guest co-hosts "Today" (something we have wanted to see for a while).
This reporter has previously discussed her love of both Roker and the veep, so it was sort of like a dream was coming true.
Wednesday's show was an all-out celebration of Roker, complete with a BBQ extravaganza on the plaza (he is, after all, the author of "Al Roker's Big Bad Book of Barbecue: 100 Easy Recipes for Backyard Barbecue and Grilling"). His kids were there to help him celebrate.
At 60, he co-hosts "Wake Up With Al" and "Today," and told the NBC News morning show that he is "going faster than ever."
“I have no reservations about it,” said Roker. “It is a milestone, but I'm happy, healthy and very lucky.”
Below, see the rest of the birthday festivities from Wednesday, and let's not forget the corn maze created in the shape of Roker's face in honor of his 60th.