‘Everybody loves you, buddy!’ Joe Biden surprises Al Roker for his birthday

For the last year, Al Roker has been begging Vice President Joe Biden to join the TODAY’s Take team, and it finally happened!

“The reason why people like you so much is that they trust you...everybody loves you, buddy," the vice president told Al Roker Wednesday morning. 

The vice president said he wants Al to head up NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

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"We'll work that out after this job or whatever job I am in next," Biden said. "If I was running the administration or the next one, I'd have you in it!"

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Joe Biden admitted he may have a tough time being a permanent co-host for TODAY.

"I'd have trouble sitting across from Natalie all day. She's so damn good she'd intimidate me!"

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Natalie was flabbergasted!

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"I promise I'll come and try it [anchoring] someday," Biden told Al to top off the birthday surprise.

The festivities started early when the birthday boy got a tribute from Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins, Iowa. Check out how creative they got with a 10-acre corn maze. 

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It's nice to be on this side!" Roker joked Wednesday morning. 

In the Orange Room, Willie Geist looked back at some of Al's most viral show moments, including the time he creepily snuck into Jeff Rossen's shot — and inspired the worldwide trend #Rokering

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One of Al's friends old pals, Meredith Vieira (always the light of party!) surprised him from across the plaza.

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"Nice balloons!" He shouted at her before inviting her to join the TODAY crew.

Getting in on the celebration was the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from "Ghostbusters," one of Al and Matt's favorite movies. 

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Despite a minor spat this winter, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio surprised Al with a hug…

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...and an official proclamation: August 20 is officially “Al Roker Appreciation Day!”

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One of Al's favorite ways to relax is cooking for his family. TODAY threw him a barbecue bash that included a special cake from the "Cake Boss," Buddy Valastro.

WATCH: Willard Scott wishes Al a happy 60th birthday

Al Roker receives a birthday cake on his 60th birthday on the TODAY show in New York, on Aug. 20, 2014. Lance Booth/TODAY

Al's daughters, Courtney and Leilia, and his son Nicky surprised him on the plaza.

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The TODAY team gathered around him as he shared 6 life lessons from the past 6 decades.

"I am thinking about my parents today," he reflected. "My dad, when he was 60, only knew he had a little time [left], but he made every moment count."

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    Al Roker, seen here reporting the weather on TODAY on Jan. 16, 2014, was born in Queens, New York on Aug. 20, 1954. His easygoing manner and quick wit have made him a favorite of many, no matter the forecast.

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    Al Roker, a self-professed grilling fanatic, joins chef Giada De Laurentiis and TODAY anchor Tamron Hall to cook on TODAY on July 14, 2014.

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    Roker isn't afraid to clown around for a good laugh. Here's Matt and Al in star-spangled spandex before hitting the double luge in honor of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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    Mister Mayor -

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes a selfie with Roker during the official re-opening of the TODAY plaza on Feb. 24, 2014.

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    Roker greets fans on the TODAY plaza while wearing his stylin' plaid jacket on June 19, 2014.

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    All smiles and laughs -

    Actor Aaron Paul and Roker report the weather on TODAY on June 13, 2014. Roker joked to the former "Breaking Bad" star that the sunshine marker on the weather map near New Mexico must have "got some of Walter White's stuff," cracking the actor up.

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    O Christmas tree -

    Roker, Savannah Guthrie and Natalie Morales discuss the arrival of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree on Nov. 8, 2013.

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    I pity da fool -

    Hoda Kotb as Betty Rubble and Kathie Lee Gifford as Wilma Flintstone join Roker, dressed as B.A. Baracus from "The A-Team," on TODAY's Halloween show in 2013.

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    Row, row, row your boat -

    Roker, Willie Geist and Nick Offerman appear on TODAY on Oct. 1, 2013.

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    Spring training -

    Roker bobbles a catch before the Yankees' spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Tampa, Florida on March 11, 2013.

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    Family man -

    Roker, wife Deborah Roberts and daughter Leila attend "Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet" Broadway opening night at The Richard Rogers Theater on Sept. 19, 2013 in New York.

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    Pucker up -

    Roker and Willie Geist share a smooch on TODAY on Feb. 7, 2013 while testing flavors of lip balm.

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    Gangnam style! -

    Singer PSY performs on TODAY Sept. 14, 2012 while Roker, Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie act as backup dancers.

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    My people! -

    Roker greets the crowd prior to Kenny Chesney's concert on TODAY on June 22, 2012.

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    I've had the time of my life -

    Actor Ryan Gosling lifts Roker "Dirty Dancing" style on July 20, 2011.

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    Lighting the tree -

    Roker and singer Tony Bennett at the Rockefeller Center tree lighting in New York on Dec. 3, 2008.

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    Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Roker dress up for TODAY's annual Halloween show on Oct. 31, 2008.

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    Booking it -

    Roker tapes a segment of Al’s Book Club for Kids on May 8, 2007.

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    Wake up with Al -

    Roker pretends to sleep during a segment on TODAY in April 2013. Roker was promoting his 'Wake Up With Al' contest, where he visited viewers' homes and woke up with them.

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    Able to leap tall buildings... -

    Roker dressed up as Superman (with Natalie Morales as Justin Bieber and Tamron Hall as President Barack Obama) for the 2010 TODAY Halloween show.

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    Remembering Katrina -

    Roker and Matt Lauer anchor TODAY live from New Orleans on the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 27, 2010.

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    Roker, Katie Couric and Matt Lauer stand outside the studio during a taping of TODAY.

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    Going places -

    In 1997, Roker hosted an eight-week travel series called "Going Places." The show featured a series of whirlwind jaunts to some of the world's most popular vacation spots.

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Other celebrities like Jennifer Hudson and Heidi Klum sent Al their birthday well wishes, and actor Dan Aykroyd called into the show.

WATCH: Dan Aykroyd to Al: You are my ‘Blues Brother’

Finally, the birthday extravaganza ended with a chocolate and bacon cake created by TODAY's culinary director Bianca Henry. 

WATCH: Al taste-tests bacon cupcakes on his 60th birthday

Al Roker receives a birthday cake on his 60th birthday on the TODAY show in New York, on Aug. 20, 2014. Lance Booth/TODAY

"That's incredible! Wow!" The 60-year-old Al Roker said to conclude his big bash. 

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