AS college students return to classrooms this month, saying goodbye to their families can be difficult after the holiday period.
The Today Show’s Al Roker and wife Deborah Roberts know the feeling all too well, as revealed on their latest Instagram post.
Instagram/@debrobertsabc/Fans have said Deborah’s latest post has hit too close to home[/caption]
Instagram/debrobertsabc/Deborah often shows off her children on Instagram[/caption]
The youngest of Roker’s children, Nick, headed back to college after a long holiday visiting his parents in the Hudson River Valley.
Loving mom Deborah posted a photo of her son and husband driving Nick back to school, captioned: “Holidays and 2022 are officially over for this clan. Don’t be fooled by the smiles.”
Deborah’s followers were quick to understand the heartbreak of a parent sending their child back to university.
One commenter said: “I understand that you’d likely rather be crying, but I’m celebrating Nick’s smile & that he’s happy to go back to school!!
“I get chills thinking of how far he’s come. Celebrating Nick from afar!”
Another chimed in: “Sorry to tell you, but it never gets easier leaving them at school!”
The family was seen cooking and celebrating together with their youngest, sharing photos on their social media accounts.
She said: “We’re going to miss your skills as you head back to college.”
The Today star was seen concentrating on cooking a piece of meat while wearing a casual black shirt.
Meanwhile, Nick was snapped grinding pepper over a fresh salad before Deborah shared a close-up photo of the healthy-looking side dish.
In previous snaps shared by Deborah, Nick was seen decorating the family Christmas tree and rustling up festive cookies.
Al and his son were seen cooking together in videos shared during the pandemic.
And, the heartwarming snaps brought back memories for fans.
One wrote in the comments: “Y’all’s cooking videos got me through Covid! Glad Al is better.”
Instagram/debrobertsabc/Nick was seen preparing a salad while his dad cooked up a piece of meat[/caption]
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Instagram/alrokerThe family enjoyed quality time together over the holidays[/caption]