On the plaza

Beaming 80-year-old gets birthday kiss from Matt Lauer

May 15, 2013 at 10:31 AM ET

Celebrating birthdays on the plaza is a regular event at TODAY, but every now and then, one stands out from the crowd.

While talking to some out-of-towners on the plaza Wednesday, TODAY's Dylan Dryer found a self-described "farm lady" visiting from Minnesota. She was celebrating her 80th birthday, and she was very excited to be here.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to be on the plaza," the woman said, when out of nowhere she received a birthday smooch from Matt Lauer.

Beaming over the surprise, she told TODAY she's "never washing this cheek again."

Watch the sweet exchange below.




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