TODAY's Takeaway

TODAY's Takeaway: TODAY welcomes spring; Matt bids adieu to his beard

March 20, 2014 at 4:59 PM ET

Dylan reports from the Macy's flower show, Matt shaves his beard and Sarah Bajc reacts to Flight 370 developments.
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Dylan reports from the Macy's flower show, Matt shaves his beard and Sarah Bajc reacts to Flight 370 developments.

1. News broke overnight that plane wreckage, possibly from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, was discovered off Australia’s west coast. The news set the girlfriend of one of the flight’s American passengers on edge.

“A friend called me with the information, and I don’t think I’ve stopped shaking since,” Sarah Bajc, girlfriend of passenger Philip Wood, told Savannah.

Video: American Sarah Bajc, the girlfriend of Flight 370 passenger Philip Wood, talks to TODAY about hearing the news that debris from the missing plane may have been found, and the emotions she’s going through.

2. Today marks the first day of spring! For many of us, what that really means is goodbye to Matt Lauer’s beard. (But only until No-Shave November 2014!)

Which look do you prefer? #YesBeard or #NoBeard?

matt with and without beard
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3. Besides shaving, TODAY celebrated spring with fashion trends, backyard landscaping tips and mini golf on the plaza.

Video: Bobbie Thomas, TODAY’s style editor, tells us that skirts and tops in pinks and pastels are leading the pack this season.

4. Also Dylan offered viewers a sneak peek at Macy’s annual flower show.

Video: With the first day of spring on Thursday, there is no better place to celebrate the change of seasons than at the department store’s 68th annual flower show. NBC’s Dylan Dreyer reports.

5. Then John Leguizamo cracked Tamron, Al and Natalie up with stories from his career — including the time Sean Penn repeatedly slapped him in the face for a “Casualties of War” scene that never made the movie.

Also, John and Natalie danced.

Video: Comedian John Leguizamo joins TODAY to chat about returning to HBO with his solo show “Ghetto Klown,” and shows off some salsa dance moves along with TODAY’s Natalie Morales.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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