Last night, “The Colbert Show” wrapped up its nine-year run with a final, star-studded episode that featured a massive singalong of Vera Lynn’s “We’ll Meet Again.” The choir featured our own Michael Stipe (who was also on the show earlier this week, being sold for a quarter at a yard sale), as well as Randy Newman, Patrick Stewart, George Lucas and basically everyone else ever.
As Slate astutely notes, at the end of the episode, Stephen Colbert also forewent his typical closing music in favor of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Holland, 1945.” The tune is said to have a personal significance for Colbert, who lost his father and two brothers in a 1974 plane crash.
Try to watch the full episode below without shedding even the tiniest lil’ tear:
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