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“I’ve been recognized a few times out in public. But the only people who come and speak to me are the ones who grab my arm and say, ‘I’m so glad to meet you. We have been praying for you.'”

The line of questioning was prompted by Lauer revealing what many friends asked when he revealed who he was interviewing: “Are you going to shake his hand?”

“I shook your hand, I’ll do it again,” Matt told Brantly.

The doctor shared his story in a wide-ranging and exclusive interview with NBC News, parts of which aired Tuesday night on NBC Nightly News.

Read the full article on TODAY’s website 0r view the interview above







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