Kelly Clarkson and Hoda Kotb have been longtime friends, and Clarkson has even filled in for Kotb's Today show cohost, Kathie Lee Griffin. Now, they're collaborating on a new song that is guaranteed to get you teary-eyed.
The song is based on Kotb's new children's book, , which was inspired by Kotb's daughter, Haley Joy. Kotb Thursday that she knew Clarkson was the perfect fit to sing the lyrics. "I was thinking to myself, like, wait, that kind of seems like it could be a song. Wow, wouldn't it be cool if someone could sing the book?" she said. "There is one person I know who has a voice that is in a class by itself: Kelly Clarkson."
Clarkson told Kotb on the show that she was nervous to get it right, since she knew the song was so personal. "I made it more like a lullaby, like James Taylor, like there's kind of some Patty Griffin in it," Clarkson said. "I hope we do it justice." That wasn't an issue — Kotb was moved to tears during the recording session, and even chimed in with the sound of a baby rattle on the track.
And it's clear Clarkson loved it too. "I'm so happy for you," Clarkson tweeted to Kotb. "Such a beautiful story from such a remarkable mommy for such a special little girl."
You can download or stream the song on or , and NBC Universal's profits from the track will go to the charity , which gives grants to couples who are looking to adopt a child. Watch the music video for the track below: