Dylan Dreyer’s emotional update on Al Roker had fans in tears.

When the unexpected visit caught Al off guard, he found himself unable to fight back his tears.

Despite this, he was able to show his appreciation by adding, “I just want to thank you all.”

“It’s been a long and difficult road, and I’ve missed you all terribly. All of these various gestures mean the world to me.”

The 42-year-old father of four has been out of work for a month and has spent the majority of that time in the hospital after a blood clot traveled to his lungs.