Watch Jimmy Fallon's emotional tribute to his mom after her death.

Jimmy Fallon's mother Gloria passed away on Nov. 4, at age 68, in New York City. "The Tonight Show" host returned for the first time after her death to NBC Studio 6-B at Rockefeller Plaza to get back to work making us laugh — but only after giving his mom a proper, heartfelt goodbye first:

In a tearful tribute, the talk show host explained how he said goodbye to his mom. "She was the one I was always trying to make laugh, and she was such a fan of the show and everything I did," Fallon said.


His voice shaking, holding back tears, Fallon shared one particularly heartfelt moment that happened in the hospital last week:

"When we were little, my mom would walk us to the store, me and my sister, and we would hold hands. She would squeeze my hand three times to say 'I love you.' And I would squeeze back, 'I love you too.' And last week, I was in the hospital, and I grabbed her hand. I squeezed, 'I love you.'"

Image via "The Tonight Show"/YouTube.

The touching moment likely hits close to home for those who've lost a family member, especially a parent. But, as Fallon noted, the show must go on — with Gloria always in mind, of course.

"We’re going to continue to work really hard to bring some light and some laughter into the world," Fallon said. "Thank you for watching. Thank you for helping me and my family recover from this loss. Mom, I’ll never stop trying to make you laugh. I love you." ❤️

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In 1945, the world had just endured the bloodiest war in history. World leaders were determined to not repeat the mistakes of the past. They wanted to build a better future, one free from the "scourge of war" so they signed the UN Charter — creating a global organization of nations that could deter and repel aggressors, mediate conflicts and broker armistices, and ensure collective progress.

Over the following 75 years, the UN played an essential role in preventing, mitigating or resolving conflicts all over the world. It faced new challenges and new threats — including the spread of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, a Cold War and brutal civil wars, transnational terrorism and genocides. Today, the UN faces new tensions: shifting and more hostile geopolitics, digital weaponization, a global pandemic, and more.

This slideshow shows how the UN has worked to build peace and security around the world:

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Malians wait in line at a free clinic run by the UN Multidimensional Integrated Mission in Mali in 2014. Over their 75 year history, UN peacekeepers have deployed around the world in military and nonmilitary roles as they work towards human security and peace. Here's a look back at their history.

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