Jimmy Fallon Makes Emotional Return to “The Tonight Show” After Mother’s Death

Due to his mother passing away, Jimmy Fallon took a week off from hosting The Tonight Show. He’s now back with a touching tribute to Gloria Fallon.

Jimmy addressed his late mother as “the best audience” in a moving speech:

“As some of you know, my mother Gloria passed away recently and I canceled our shows last week to be with my family and make arrangements. She was the best audience. She was the one I was always trying to make laugh and she was such a fan of the show, and everything I did,” Jimmy shared. “When we were little, my mom would walk us to the store, me and my sister, and we would hold hands and she would squeeze my hand three times to say I love you and I would squeeze I love you too.”

“Last week, I was in the hospital and I grabbed her hand and I squeezed I love you and I just knew we were in trouble, you know?,” he continued.

Watch the complete tribute in the video below.