On Monday, President Obama made his way to the Late Show With David Letterman set for the third and final time as the big honcho in the White House. The conversation was a roller coaster of fun and seriousness, but it ended on a touching note as Obama said goodbye to David Letterman. The late-night host is in the final stretch of his 22-year stint manning the Late Show desk (his last night is May 20), and it was awesome to see POTUS give one of the final farewells.
The sentimental goodbyes actually began with Letterman thanking Obama for taking the time to guest on his show. After all, even though Obama still has the busy job of running the country, it won't be long before the 2016 elections are here and he'll be a retired president.
I don't know quite what to say by expression of gratitude here. It's particularly meaningful to me because I think like most Americans we feel like we know you. You've been kind enough to be here many occasions, your wife has been here may occasions, and you hosted us at your home in Washington D.C. And all of these have been meaningful to me and to my family, and I can only wish you all the best and luck.
Obama quickly cut him off to give his own touching farewell. Speaking for himself and First Lady Michelle, Obama told Letterman:
Well Dave, let me just say this, and I mean this sincerely, and I know I speak for Michelle. She probably had a chance to say this herself. We've grown up with you. ... After a tough day at the office or coming home from work, knowing that you’ve been there to give us a little bit of joy, a little bit of laughter. It has meant so much, and you’re a part of all of us. And you’ve given us a great gift and we love you.
It really brings a tear to your eye to see these two greats say goodbye. Watch the heartwarming moment between Obama and Letterman below. After all, you'll never see them chatting it up on the Late Show like this ever again.