As Jay Leno‘s tenure on “The Tonight Show” comes to an end, a number of his friends have offered touching goodbyes to the late night institution. The latest is Sandra Bullock, who actually comes close to tears remembering the times Leno has been kind to her over the years.

“I’d like to say something. I’m going to start crying,” Bullock tells Leno, choking up. “You’ve always been so kind. That’s saying a lot in this business because we like to be mean. There’s not been one time that you haven’t treated me like I had something to offer. Even when the film was horrible and you knew it, you never let me see it in your eyes.”

She continues, “When I made crazy life decisions you never questioned. You were always so welcoming and every single person on your crew was that way consistently, and I just felt special even when I felt very insecure. And everyone, I think, in this room and in this country, has felt that every day that you’ve been in their home. I’m so grateful that I got to be a part of this.”

“You are special,” Leno replies, kissing her hand.

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Posted by:Terri Schwartz