“Say goodbye to your Sam.” Watch Stephen Colbert’s Glorious Lord of the Rings Goodbye to Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart concluded his generation-defining run on The Daily Show this past evening, Thursday, August 6th, and while many (many) people came to say goodbye, the emotional denouement belonged solely to Stephen Colbert.

And it was, appropriately, entirely a Lord of the Rings metaphor.

Watch the video of the beautiful, wonderfully nerdy send-off below.

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