Loss, tears, comfort: WRAL-FM host moves Hoda Kotb with story of miscarriage
Kyle Smelser of Mix 101.5's 'Two Men and a Mom' shared his personal experience of miscarriage and how a Hoda Kotb book provided comfort, moving the TODAY anchor and author to tears.
I o u r e l f k you introduce yourself? Yeah. There's three of us. We do a morning show in Raleigh. Look at you crazy kids. I like it already. Way got Sarah. This is a big day for her. She wore lipstick for you, Hoda, and we got Brian over here. Uh, where are you? Where are you? We're in Raleigh, North Carolina. I know, but you're on the couch like were Oh, no, no, no. We're on capturing. We're not a fancy conference room. I want to say thank you. Um, first and foremost from from my wife and I, because your your first book that we had we had I really needed this today. And my wife and I, uh, my wife had a miscarriage in June, and it was a very tough moment for us. And I want to say thank you. Because that book we actually turned to you several times. And my wife was able to get an advance copy of your newest book. And to quote the stood out Hoda, I don't want I didn't expect to cry with Hoda today, but yet here we are. Um, it says we never get over great losses. We absorb them and they car vis into different, often kinder creatures. And that quote is just It's so powerful because as we've gotten through the fog and all of this Hoda, I feel like when I have seen more of the latter. So this isn't so much a question as it is just too. Thank you. You don't know my wife and I, but I just want to say thank you for helping us out in a really tough time, and you're not even knowing about it. So thank you, Kyle. I first of all, I can tell you how meaningful that is to me in this moment. Um wow. Thank you. E don't even know what just happened in that moment. You know? You know, you know when something happens and you can't I could feel right when you just before you said anything, I already felt you. It was weird, like, really weird. I felt a deep down in here, and I think going through ah, loss like that is something you can't get your head around. And a lot of people don't even know what to say. I mean, who does know what to say in the moments, but, um, you know, anyway, I hope you and your wife are okay. That meant the world. What's her name? Your wife. My wife's name is Sarah. Sarah? Yeah. I just want to know that. Yeah, but thank you. And I know we're running short, but Bryant here too. I just want to give you a kiss on the cheek. Brian. Assume Love your doctor. Oh, yeah. Crazy. Oh, my God. We laughed. We cried way. Thank you. Thank you, guys. Thank you.