We’re still trying to make peace with the fact Matt Smith is leaving “Doctor Who” after this year’s Christmas special, and this heartfelt video thank you to fans and colleagues is only making it harder.

He starts the message Bob Dylan/INXS/”Love Actually”-style with a series of words written on sheets of paper he holds up to the camera. The silence makes it all the more touching when Smith finally speaks.

The announcement Smith will be ending his tenure as the Eleventh Doctor came earlier this month, and ever since speculation has been rampant about who might replace him. This video is just more proof the replacement has big shoes to fill.

Posted by:gberkshire