It was obvious that the veteran New York Giants player wasn't there to host Good Morning America.
According to the U.S. Sun, Strahan has missed two consecutive days of anchoring Good Morning America.
On Thursday, he posted something on social media to calm down his admirers.
They were honouring Curt Menefee, a member of the Fox football team who had just graduated with a master's degree in public policy.
Fans were thrilled to see Strahan and co. reunited, although in a new context.
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