May 2, 2013 at 2:54 PM ET
Steve Harvey has never been one to hide his emotions. That's something viewers of his self-titled daytime talk show know well. Back in January, producers gave Harvey a birthday surprise by reuniting him with a long lost friend, and that moment left the comedian-turned-actor-turned-host in tears -- lots of tears.
On the May 6 episode of "Steve Harvey," the waterworks return as the funnyman gets serious talking about his mom.
"You know, when they asked for me to do this, I said I'd take a shot at it," Harvey says in a preview clip. "It's a difficult thing for me."
That's obvious from the moment the segment begins. But with tears streaming, he does his best to honor the woman who died 16 years ago.
"OK. I can only hope that in everything that she's taught me -- somehow she's somewhere watching me -- I hope that I've made her proud of the man that I've turned out to be," Harvey says.
Overcome with emotion, he then walks off stage.
Monday's tribute kicks off a week dedicated to moms on "Steve Harvey." Check local listings for the time and channel.