Gayle King shares video of Oprah Winfrey reading to her grandson Luca in a sweet 70th birthday tribute… revealing she wanted ‘no gifts’

Gayle King is celebrating her longtime friend Oprah Winfrey on her 70th birthday with a wholesome tribute involving Gayle’s grandson Luca. 

King, 69, who first met Winfrey when they both worked at a Baltimore TV station in the late 1970s, shared a video of the Queen of All Media reading to Luca.

Oprah was reading the children’s book Little Blue Truck’s Christmas, which King said in the caption was taken during their Christmas vacation.

‘Happy to say at 70 @oprah is still a very good reader! While Favorite grandson Luca is too young to understand how special this moment was during Christmas vacation, it’s not lost on me,’ King began. 

She added, ‘When asked how she wanted to spend her birthday, she said, “No gifts, no parties, no surprises!”

Gayle King is celebrating her longtime friend Oprah Winfrey on her 70th birthday with a wholesome tribute involving Gayle’s grandson Luca

King, 69, who first met Winfrey when they both worked at a Baltimore TV station in the late 1970s, shared a video of the Queen of All Media reading to Luca

King, 69, who first met Winfrey when they both worked at a Baltimore TV station in the late 1970s, shared a video of the Queen of All Media reading to Luca

‘Her preference was to sit by the fire with a good book and savor the fragrance of her life! Happy birthday Oprah!!’ King concluded.

The adorable video showed Oprah reading the story to Luca, the two-year-old son of King’s daughter Kirby Bumpus.

Oprah was also helping young Luca pronounce various words, adding at the end of the book, ‘Auntie O really liked reading you the book… and now Auntie O is going to take some quiet time,’ as King can be heard laughing behind the camera. 

King’s show CBS This Morning also took to X to share a video from Monday’s broadcast, where the anchor wished her a happy birthday.

‘Happy 70th birthday Oprah! Gayle King sends a birthday wish to her best friend – and shares some of the words Oprah herself wrote to mark the occasion,’ the post read.

The video showed King reading from an essay Oprah wrote about turning 70 on her website.

‘No day is ever promised to any of us. So to reach this major milestone feels like grace in action,’ Oprah wrote.

‘Back when I turned 50, I wrote that on every birthday, you decide to mark it as the end of your greatest days or the beginning of your finest hour. This still rings true for me,’ Oprah continued in the essay.

'Her preference was to sit by the fire with a good book and savor the fragrance of her life! Happy birthday Oprah!!' King concluded

‘Her preference was to sit by the fire with a good book and savor the fragrance of her life! Happy birthday Oprah!!’ King concluded

The adorable video showed Oprah reading the story to Luca, the two-year-old son of King's daughter Kirby Bumpus.

The adorable video showed Oprah reading the story to Luca, the two-year-old son of King’s daughter Kirby Bumpus.

Oprah was also helping young Luca pronounce various words, adding at the end of the book, 'Auntie O really liked reading you the book... and now Auntie O is going to take some quiet time,' as King can be heard laughing behind the camera

Oprah was also helping young Luca pronounce various words, adding at the end of the book, ‘Auntie O really liked reading you the book… and now Auntie O is going to take some quiet time,’ as King can be heard laughing behind the camera

King added on the show that, ‘this weekend, she just sat by the fire, feeding pine cones.’

King told her that she feels turning 70 is, ‘worth celebrating,’ but Oprah said, ‘Just because you wanna celebrate my 70th birthday, doesn’t mean I need to.’

King also joked that if you see Oprah out today, ‘give her a hug, because she loves hugs from strangers.’ 

Oprah also received tributes from Viola Davis, Tyler Perry, Maria Shriver and many more.

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