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Matt Lauer got an early start Monday on day two of his Red Nose bike ride to raise money for children living in poverty.
And in the middle of his grueling uphill climb (Monday's slated to be the toughest of his five-day challenge), Matt got a surprise!
Meredith Vieira pulled up beside him on a golf cart to support her former co-anchor. The kicker: She was dressed in a full-body deer suit!
You see, back in 2009 Matt had a run-in with a deer while biking on Long Island. He ended up in the hospital, and Meredith ended up with a whole lot to tease him about.
When he joked at the time that “the deer was hired by the competition,” Meredith responded, “I’d hire the deer — but just to graze him.”
Next stop: New London, Connecticut!
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