If you were wondering why you hadn't seen much of Jimmy Fallon on your timeline in the past week, it's because the late night host cancelled the week's show following the passing of his mother, Gloria. Suddenly she sings the line, 'Squeeze my hand 3 times in the back of the taxi.' I almost gasped.
"She was the best audience", he told his "Tonight Show" audience on Monday, getting choked up in the process.
"Mom, I'll never stop trying to make you laugh", Fallon said, raising his hand in a squeeze gesture. It was a heartfelt performance, leading up to an emotional hug with Fallon after she finished.
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At the start of the show, Fallon told a touching story from his childhood, in which his mother squeezed his hand three times to say I love you. He concluded the monologue by saying that he wanted nothing more than to continue to try to make his mother laugh, and to provide a little bit of humor and joy for numerous people out there watching at home.
"She also stole everything!" said Daly with a laugh.
"She wasn't allowed to leave her stoop in Brooklyn", the former "Saturday Night Live" star once told NY magazine.
He went on to thank fans for all the support he and his family had received since his mother's death. He was clearly emotional when sharing the story and talking about what his mother meant to him.