On tonight’s Colbert Report, Stephen broke character to deliver a heartfelt tribute to his mother, Lorna Tuck Colbert, who passed away last week at 92. He somehow managed to hold back the tears clearly desperate to emerge as he spoke of Lorna’s childhood, sense of fun, and commitment to prayer and family. “I know it may sound greedy to want more days with a person who lived so long,” he said. “But the fact that my mother was 92 does not diminish it; it only magnifies the enormity of the room whose door has now quietly shut.”
“And that’s it!” he exclaimed with a helpless yet accepting and matter-of-fact tone of finality.
This is by no means the first time I’ve been blown away by Stephen Colbert, but it’s like he just summed up all of life in under three minutes. Worth the watch: READ FULL STORY