“You might need tissues for this”: David Campbell and Sonia Kruger break down in tears on Today Extra
They’re usually sporting bright smiles when hosting Nine’s Today Extra.
But David Campbell and Sonia Kruger were reduced to tears after a heart wrenching segment on Tuesday morning’s episode.
The pair were discussing the news of a young girl named Lola who received a heart transplant after the grieving mother of a deceased toddler had chosen to donate her son’s organs.
“A little bit of a warning. You might need tissues for this next story,” said Sonia.
The 53-year-old couldn’t help feeling emotional after she discovered that the mother, named Brooke, had tragically lost her two-year-old son Cash last year after a swimming pool accident.
“Little Cash’s heart wound up being transplanted in then five-month-old Lola who had a disease which can lead to heart failure,” she said.
Then, just as David was about to say something, he became so overwhelmed with grief that he was unable to finish his sentence.
“This week Brooke met Lola for the first time and got a chance to listen to her son’s … heart … again,” said the father-of-three.
After footage aired of the beautiful moment, the camera showed David and Sonia once again looking visibly upset.
“Oh, boy,” said David as he wiped his tears away.
“We’ll be right back,” said Sonia as she comforted her co-host.
The 46-year-old has three kids of his own whom he shares with his wife Lisa Hewitt, nine-year-old son Leo, and four-year-old twins, Billy and Betty.
Sonia and her husband Craig McPherson have a three-year-old daughter Maggie.