After nearly 22 years as host of The Late Show, David Letterman finished his run on Wednesday with a bevy of celebrity guests including Jim Carrey, Tina Fey and Steve Martin.
But it was the 68-year-old's words to his wife Regina and 11-year-old son Harry that left us teary-eyed! "I want to thank my family," the longtime TV personality said as the camera panned to the duo in the audience. "Thank you. Just seriously, thank you for being my family."
Dave's wife and son in the audience. (Photo Credit: CBS)
He sweetly added, "I love you both and really nothing else matters, does it?"
But they weren't the only ones to get a shout-out. "I want to thank the folks at home," Dave continued. "You know, people come up to me all the time and say, 'I have been watching you since that morning show!'"
Dave during one of his very first shows in 1993. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The Indianapolis native's solo hosting career began with a morning comedy show in 1980, though it was canceled after one season. Two years later, Late Night with David Letterman premiered, which was on the air for 11 years before The Late Show came calling.
"To the people who watch this show, there is nothing I can ever do to repay you," Dave emotionally said. "Thank you for everything, you've given me everything, and thank you again."
Watch his full farewell below:
Your life just got exponentially better and more stylish now you've signed up for our newsletter. Fabulousness awaits!