The increasingly ubiquitous
He received a warm welcome -- and even a few gifts -- from his new a.m. colleagues. "We love you, we love Kelly. So excited you're going to join us a couple of days a week," said
In a deal announced this month, the former NFL star will be making several visits to the show each week. That's in addition to his daily gig as co-host of the ABC-produced
"It's a pleasure to get up early because you guys have been so good to us as well," Strahan said on "GMA" Tuesday. "It's a family. So we appreciate you guys as well."
Strahan's introductory visit, just a few minutes after 8 a.m. ET, was a short one: He had just enough time to say hello and throw to the next segment before heading uptown to host "Live!" at 9 a.m.