Just when you thought 'The Daily Show' finale couldn't get emotional enough.


The least awkward over-the-desk hug I've ever seen. (via Hulu/The Daily Show)

Last night was Jon Stewart's final Daily Show, and of course, Stephen Colbert made a guest appearance. He did an in-character bit comparing his relationship to Stewart to that of Frodo and Sam from The Lord of the Rings. It's pretty cute and mildly entertaining, but not as entertaining as what happened next.

Colbert interrupted the cut to commercial break, broke character, and gave Stewart an immense thank you for all that he's done for his employees in the last 15 or so years. He tells him that he's "a great artist, and a good man" who is "infuriatingly good at [his] job," in addition to a slew of other heartwarming compliments. 

Watch the emotional moment below, and see if you can do a better job of holding back tears than Stewart.

At one point, Colbert thanks him for saving him from the fate of being a "turd-miner," like his father before him. This is actually a call back to an old Daily Show joke from 2004, which is still just as funny:
 

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Sources: Comedy Central