Stephen Colbert Brings Jon Stewart to Tears with Unscripted Goodbye on Final Daily Show

In case this is news to you, Jon Stewart signed off on his 16-year career as the host of the Daily Show last night.

It was a humble, seemingly spontateous affair sprinkled with celebrity cameos and the usual self-deprecation, capped off with a pretty awesome performance of “Land of Hopes and Dreams” and “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Worth watching, by the way:

But the most humbling, spontaneous moment of the night came when former Daily Show protege Stephen Colbert delivered an unscripted goodbye to his former mentor, the kind of sarcastic-sentimental medley of words both hosts have banked a living on.

And yes, there were tears: