Jamie Lee Curtis sent Hoda Kotb’s daughters gifts following the hospitalization of Kotb’s 3-year-old.
Ahead of her Oscar win on Sunday night, the “Everything Everywhere All at Once” actress sent the “Today” show host “beautiful” gifts for her two girls.
“I opened a package and inside I saw two teddy bears and a [gift] you had given to my girls,” Kotb revealed Tuesday morning on “Today,” adding that Curtis also included a “beautiful” item from her “My Hand in Yours” charity, which raises money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Continuing to thank Curtis, Kotb said, “I thought to myself, ‘In the middle of her shining moment in her life, she is sending something to me and my kids.’ And I can’t tell you how touching and how beautiful I thought that was.”
Kotb — who shares daughters Haley Joy, 6, and Hope, 3, with ex-fiancé Joel Schiffman — added that a thoughtful note was included along with the gifts that read, “I know it was scary. This is for your girls.”
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Curtis also has two daughters, Annie, 36, and Ruby, 27, with husband Christopher Guest and responded to Kotb’s gratitude by saying she “gets it.”
“It’s the hardest thing in the world. There’s nothing scarier in the world than a sick kid,” she added, mentioning her charity and the work that they do for sick children and families in need.
“I was simply showing up for [Kotb’s family] in the way I could,” Curtis, 64, said.
Kotb, 58, sparked fan concern when she was absent from “Today” for two weeks last month.
She returned on March 6, revealing that her daughter Hope had been hospitalized for an unknown illness.
“My youngest [daughter], Hope, was in the ICU for a few days and in the hospital for more than a week,” she said. “I’m so grateful she’s home. We are watching her closely. I am just so happy.”
Co-host Savannah Guthrie gushed over her colleague’s strength during the scary time, saying that Hope is “much better” and that Kotb is ready “to get back to life” following the incident.
“I was just thinking: She’s brave and she’s courageous and she’s strong, and she was that when Hope was sick, and she’s that in wanting to come back to work, and with Hope going back to school,” Guthrie, 51, shared Friday.
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