Jimmy Fallon Returns to 'Tonight Show' With Tearful Tribute to Late Mother

Keeping positive The SNL alum 43 appeared to be in good spirits smiling as he stepped out donning a warm sweater and a pair of wireless headphones to get a cup of pre-work coffee

Fresh off her musical guest duties at Saturday Night Live over the weekend, Taylor Swift delivered a surprise performance for Fallon's audience. Seated at a piano, Swift demanded attention with the introspective and emotional tune.

Tay Tay performed her breathtaking new ballad "New Year's Day" off her new album Reputation, after Jimmy Fallon offered a tearful tribute to his late mother.

It was a connection that the "Tonight Show" crew didn't even realize existed, as explained by writer and producer Mike DiCenzo on Twitter.

Gloria Fallon tragically passed away at age 68 in NYU Langone Medical Centre, New York City. "I grabbed her hand and I squeezed, 'I love you, ' and I just knew we were in trouble".

When he was a child, his mother would squeeze his hand three times and say, "I love you".

Fallon told a story Monday night about how his mother would hold his hand as a kid, and would squeeze three times and tell him that she loved him.

"First, a quick word about Taylor Swift".

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She was not scheduled to perform but was there to support the television host.

"She also stole everything!" said Daly with a laugh.

The 27-year-old songstress, dressed in a metallic hoodie for her close-up, shared a touching moment with the tearful host post-performance, as they embraced and she patted him on the back. "I think there was like a thing where everyone wanted to be a nun".

"I could see Jimmy silhouetted at his desk dabbing his eyes with a tissue", he said. "We all lost it", DiCenzo tweeted. "'Hold on to your memories, they will hold on to you'".

"By the way, you guys gave my mom the greatest gift ever by employing me on the Today show, so she could watch me every single morning in her kitchen and I know that she did", he added.

"That hug between Jimmy and Taylor after the song was 100% real emotion".

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