Her old TV co-host popped up in a pre-recorded package while she took her last sip on air with Hoda Kotb on Friday, marking the end of her 11-year long career with the network.
The 87-year-old dropped some farewell wisdom on Kathie and wished her good luck in her upcoming endeavors, which includes making movies.
“Kathie Lee, you want to know the best part of my life — my TV life — was the 15 years I spent with you,” Regis started his tribute. “I want you to know how I will always remember the great times that we had working together and how you are as a person, just great.”
Regis wasn’t the only one to surprise Kathie Lee on her last day — her kids also showed up to share some emotional messages about their mom.
“We saved the very best surprise for last,” Hoda said before the clip popped up.
Bringing tears to their mom’s eyes, Kathie Lee’s children — Cody, 29, and Cassidy, 25 — talked about everything from home life with their “legendary mom” to how proud their late father was of his wife.
Kathie Lee announced her departure from ‘Today’ back in December.