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Sandra Bullock gives Jay Leno a tearful farewell on 'Tonight Show'

Feb. 6, 2014 at 8:34 AM ET

Celebrities don't often get emotional about their interviewers, but Jay Leno has been a special exception for his guests on this, his final week as "The Tonight Show" host. And on Wednesday's show, Sandra Bullock proved that she will miss having Leno to chat with very, very much.

Following a fun segment in which she talked about her haircuts on the show through the years, Bullock got serious ... and a little choked up. "I'm going to start crying," she said, and fanned her face to avoid breaking down. "But ... you've always been so kind. And that's saying a lot in this business, because we like to be mean."

As Leno held her hand, she continued, "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. 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, in this country has felt that every day that you have been in their home and I'm just so grateful that I got to be a part of it," the actress concluded.

Well said, Ms. Bullock. The star's fans gushed over her emotional farewell.

Jay Leno's final night as "Tonight Show" host airs tonight at 11:30 p.m. on NBC.


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