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Welcome home, Matt! Lauer finishes 226-mile Red Nose ride on TODAY plaza

After cycling 226 grueling miles across four states in five days, Matt Lauer is home!
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He did it!

After cycling 226 grueling miles across four states in five days, Matt Lauer is home!

DONATE NOW: Support Matt's ride to help lift children around the world out of poverty

Matt completed his Tour de Red Nose Thursday morning — biking over the Queensboro Bridge and arriving on the TODAY plaza to a cheering crowd.

"I've had more peanut butter and jellies in the past week than I have in my whole life," he joked. The anchor traversed hilly terrain in rain, wind and occasional sunshine before arriving on the plaza.

And while the ride was a challenging one, knowing it was for a good cause made it worth it. Matt rode the route to raise money for Red Nose Day and children living in poverty at home and abroad.

Seeing the New York skyline was something he said he'd looked forward to since leaving from Boston's Fenway Park Sunday morning.

WATCH: Matt Lauer kicks off bike ride from Boston to New York City

But before he could conquer the last couple of blocks, Matt got a surprise visitor: Katie Couric!

He nearly lost it when his former co-anchor strolled up in a nurse's outfit, offering some well-deserved comforts — including a donut cushion.

"I'm very proud of you for doing this and I know you might be a little sore," Katie said with a smirk. "Since this is my specialty, I brought some things to help you out."

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Al, Kathie Lee, Hoda and more friends hopped on bikes to join Matt for the last leg of the trek.

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And then the celebrating began!

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Matt's ride is over, but the fundraising continues. See how you can join the fun (and fundraising) and donate to Red Nose Day.

And be sure to tune into Red Nose Day's inaugural three-hour event on NBC Thursday night.