TODAY's Takeaway

TODAY's Takeaway: Natalie celebrates Boston Marathon triumphs; Willie rings in Earth Day

April 22, 2014 at 4:33 PM ET

1. A year after surviving the Boston Marathon bombing, Celeste and Sydney Corcoran crossed this year's finish line in an emotional reunion.

“I did this for every single person who can't run this race for whatever reason,'' Celeste told TODAY. “They don't win. Hate doesn't win. It's always love that wins, and we got our city back."

Video: In the latest edition of TODAY’s “Shine a Light” series, Natalie Morales follows the stories of Carmen Acabbo, her sister, Celeste Corcoran, and Celeste’s daughter Sydney, and their emotional reunion at the finish line of this year’s race.

2. The Corcoran family’s perseverance helped inspire Natalie to push through Monday and finish the race in a time of 3 hours, 34 minutes and 45 seconds.  

“It was fantastic,” she told the anchors this morning. “It was such an emotional event and the crowd got us through it — so inspiring.”

Video: TODAY’s Natalie Morales talks about her emotional day running in the Boston Marathon, and finishing “Boston Strong.”

3. Meanwhile in the Orange Room, Willie shared TODAY viewers’ eco-friendly tips for Earth Day.

Video: TODAY shares some ways you can green your routine on Tuesday. Willie Geist reports from the Orange Room.

4. And Drew and Jonathan Scott, hosts of HGTV's "Property Brothers," hit the plaza with tips for adding environmentally sustainable products to the home.

Video: HGTV’s “Property Brothers,” Drew and Jonathan Scott, join TODAY to offer advice on how you can make your home more environmentally friendly without sacrificing style.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!