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Hoda Kotb plays meter maid prank on strangers — see the best reactions

by Amy DiLuna and Robin Sindler / / Source: TODAY

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Nothing is more frustrating than getting a parking ticket. Except maybe getting a totally bogus parking ticket from an unapologetic meter attendant.

But when that attendant is Hoda Kotb, and the "ticket" is a ticket to some of the hottest events around, like Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey concerts, life is good.

As part of the #ShareKindness campaign, which is TODAY and NBC Universal's celebration of kind acts big and small, Hoda set out to trick unsuspecting drivers with a sweet surprise.

The reactions morphed from frustration...

To "OK, I see what you did there..."

To elation.

And that, my friends, is how you #ShareKindness.

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