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UK Man Spent Over $400 To Learn That His Dog Was Limping Out of Sympathy

Man pays for vet visit only to learn his dog copied his limp out of sympathy
(Facebook/Russell Jones)

Dogs are wildly intelligent, but sometimes, they’re too smart for their own good. A video of Russell Jones and his sweet dog Bill has recently gone massively viral, and at first glance, it looks like the pair has seen better days. Both Jones and Bill limp slowly to their front door, Jones on crutches and Bill holding up his front paw as he hobbles alongside him.

Jones and Bill weren’t in some sort of accident. In fact, according to Bill’s vet, nothing is actually wrong. The video has been shared on Facebook over 28,000 times and has popped up on every imaginable social media site in the four days since it was posted by Russell.

“Cost me £300 in vet fees and X-rays, nothing wrong just sympathy. Love him,” Jones captioned the video.


According to Bill’s vet, a slew of tests revealed that there was nothing physically wrong with the empathetic pup. Presumably, Bill saw his human limping, and copied his behavior. While some animal behavior experts claim that limping out of sympathy is unlikely and more tests are needed, others have pointed to studies that do in fact show that dogs imitate the behavior of their pack leaders. In this case, Bill’s pack leader happens to be a human with a limp.

Fortunately, for everyone concerned, the video is something Jones has been holding onto for months. His ankle was broken in June, and he shared an updated video of Bill running around just fine in August. When Jones’s cast was removed and he was no longer on crutches, Bill seemed to realize, “oh ok, we’re not doing that anymore?” and proceeded to walk normally again. We truly do not deserve dogs.

After Five Long Years, Owner Spots Missing Cat on Shelter Website

Missing cat home after 5 years
(Instagram/midcoasthumane)

A lot can happen in five years. You can go from childless to a father of six, earn a degree, you can live through what feels like half of 2020. Everything can change in half a decade, which makes Kendra Armstrong’s story that much more incredible.

Five years ago, Armstrong’s beloved cat Moose went missing. As time went on, it became less and less likely that her furry family member would return home, but she didn’t lose hope. In early 2021, Armstrong was scrolling through her local animal shelter’s website when a familiar face made her stop dead in her tracks.

Among the cats and kittens of all shapes and sizes was an unmistakable face she hadn’t seen in half a decade. In a state of shock, Armstrong called the Midcoast Humane Society, in all likelihood, assuming it was an uncanny look-alike.

When the staff explained that “Oldest” had been in and out of the shelter for the last five years, Armstrong was in disbelief. Moose (aka Oldest) was alive, safe, and incredibly, nearby.

The shelter posted the heartwarming story on Instagram, thrilled that their favorite senior cat was exactly where he belonged. The caption explained, “It turns out that ‘Oldest’ is really named Moose, and he had been living in a loving home until he got out one day in 2015. His person searched and searched for him, but couldn’t find him.”

The post continued, “She couldn’t believe it when she recognized his picture on the Adoption Page of our website FIVE YEARS later. She contacted us right away and sure enough, Oldest was Moose! Last Friday – the first day of 2021 – he was able to finally go home with his person, who was ecstatic to be reunited with her beloved cat.”

According to Armstrong, Moose could not be happier. “Moose (oldest) knows he’s finally home and he does NOT want me to leave his sight (I don’t blame him at all because I feel the same way) I am so grateful to have him home with me.”

 

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22-Year-Old Has Heartwarming Reaction After Friends Buy Him Colorblind Glasses

Viral video of man whose friends surprised him with colorblind glasses
(Twitter/maciavelli_)

Imagine one day looking at the world and seeing something completely new. The trails you’ve walked a thousand times before are now filled with colors you’ve never seen, even the clothes you’re wearing are brighter and more vibrant than they’ve ever been. Most of us will never get to experience the world with new eyes, but 22-year-old Mac got to do exactly that – and unsurprisingly, his reaction warmed hearts around the world.

Mac is colorblind, and although he can see clearly enough, he sees color differently than most of us. “Colors such as reds and greens to me were sometimes hard to distinguish,” Mac told The Dad, “But since I’ve had to live with this for my 22 years of living I’ve learned to adapt and figure out which color is which even though I never saw them for what they really were.”

This year for Mac’s birthday, his friends decided to give him a gift that would quite literally change his world. He explained on Twitter, “The fact that I hardly ever mentioned my want for colorblind glasses and my friends literally went out of their way to get me a pair for my birthday just tells me how much they love my ass and I couldn’t have asked for better people to call my brothers!!!”

In the heartwarming video, Mac tries out his gift for the first time. He puts on his colorblind glasses and slowly looks up, and immediately, he’s visibly awe-struck. He stares open-mouthed at the world in front of him – the trees, a bright red car, things he’s seen countless times before. But never like this. He whispers a quiet “whoa” as he processes what he’s seeing.

“There’s no way y’all see that shit,” Mac exclaims. “BRO, WHAT?!”

“The first time I truly saw what was surrounding me it was eye opening and breathtaking,” Mac recalls. “It’s like watching your favorite movie for the first time ever. You don’t know what to expect but once you see it it blows you away.”

In less than two weeks, Mac’s touching video accumulated over 180,000 likes and over 37,000 retweets. Mac’s genuine amazement, his appreciation of the world around him, and his contagious enthusiasm struck a chord with people around the world. Though his intention was simply to thank his friends and share how much the gift meant to him, Mac ended up sharing a moment that meant so much more to people he’d never even met.

“I woke up and my phone wouldn’t stop buzzing with likes, follows, and comments about how much they realize how they’ve taken the little things like seeing a bush for granted and how much joy I gave them by my reaction. It felt really good to make people’s day by just being my genuine self.”

Son “Fixes” Family Photo as a Gift for His Dad and Now It’s a Work of Art

Son hilariously fixes family photo for his dad
(TikTok/kylescheele)

There’s an entire website dedicated to the hilarity of “Awkward Family Photos,” and in a series of videos, TikTok user kylescheele reminds us why we love them so dang much. For some reason, traditional family photos are often bizarre. From strange coordinated outfits to poses that look so unnatural they may as well be aliens doing their best human impressions, there’s no shortage of things that can go wrong. But after staring at the same family photo for decades, Kyle decided to make some changes.

In part one of Kyle’s TikTok, he gives some background on the photo in question. In the scope of things, the picture isn’t horrible. In fact, it would have been a pretty acceptable family photo aside from one small problem. Even though it’s been hanging in his house for decades, Kyle’s dad hates that freaking picture (understandably).

Kyle explains, “for no discernable reason, the photographer had only my dad tilt his head, but my dad didn’t know that until after the photo was already developed.”

Maybe a small head tilt doesn’t sound like something that would ruin a photo, but uh, it definitely ruined the photo. In a picture full of family members looking straight forward, plopped in the middle is Kyle’s dad, staring crookedly at the camera.

The photo has been hanging in the same spot for roughly three decades thanks to Kyle’s mom who unironically loves it. But as a gift to his dad, Kyle decided to put his Photoshop skills to use and fix the photo once and for all.

In a stroke of absolute genius, Kyle decided to not only to straighten his dad’s face in the photo but to tilt the faces of everyone else in the picture. He orders a large, framed copy of the new and improved family photo, and even though he’s seen it before, he is thoroughly tickled when he opens the box.

@kylescheeleThis is the best gift idea I’ve ever had. ##greenscreen ##photoshop ##christmas ##gift ##family ##familypictures ##funny♬ original sound – kylescheele

Finally, it’s time for part two. The moment of truth. Without cracking a smile, Kyle hands his dad the wrapped work of art. As his dad begins to pull back the paper, a smile spreads across his face. He turns the photo to Kyle’s mom, and as soon as she processes exactly what her brilliant son did, she bursts into uncontrollable laughter.

The new picture transcends the category of “family photo” and is now more accurately a work of art, one that will hopefully hang in the family’s house for decades to come. Legend has it that if you hold your ear to your own awkward family photo, you can still hear Kyle’s mom laughing to this day.

@kylescheeleI’ll put my mom’s laugh against yours any day. ##photoshop ##dadlean ##christmas ##gift ##part2♬ original sound – kylescheele

12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 1/15/21

Funniest parenting tweets 1-15-21
(Getty/Hello Africa, Twitter/simoncholland)

Possibly the funniest thing about kids is that they don’t realize just how funny they are. Seemingly out of nowhere, kids pull out comedy gold and deliver it with complete sincerity. No matter how frequently it happens, it catches us off guard in the best possible way. Thankfully, Twitter parents share their kids’ funniest moments, inviting us to laugh along with them. Here are 12 of this week’s funniest parenting tweets, featuring both hilarious parents and their hilarious kids.

As long as you get the worst parts out, they should be fine

Honestly that’s a steal

Parenting is an enigma

Absolute genius

It’s not *the worst* nickname

This is a big brain move

Kids are brutal, part 2

So awake, in fact, that I may never sleep again

Just for 5 minutes, I want to see the world the way my kid sees the world

It’s so hard to get mad at a response like that and they know it

He May be onto something

Did you miss last week’s funniest parenting tweets?

Teen With Autism Becomes a Successful YouTuber Thanks To Her Dad’s Encouragement

Dad's support helps daughter with autism create successful YouTube
(YouTube/ToyQuest101)

Helping kids pursue their passions is a delicate business. We want to be encouraging but not pushy, helpful but not overbearing. It’s thrilling to watch our kids fall in love with their hobbies, whether they’re short-lived or end up lasting a lifetime. Things often become more complicated when our kids internalize stigmas that shake their confidence, but with support and encouragement, every single child can be successful in their own way.

13-Year-old Illiana, as most kids do, loves watching YouTube videos. In 2017, Illiana’s dad, Miguel Figueroa, had a brilliant idea – or so he thought. His daughter lit up when she watched her favorite videos, so why not start her own channel? When he approached Illiana with the idea, he was filled with enthusiasm simply thinking about his daughter pursuing something she loved. Her response, however, turned his enthusiasm to an immense sadness.

“She said, well, I can’t, because I had autism,” he told ABC6 “And it really broke my heart.”

Figueroa was not about to let his daughter give up before she even tried, and more importantly, he wasn’t going to let her believe she couldn’t do something simply because she had autism. The father-daughter duo decorated their basement with their collection of superhero paraphernalia, laid out stacks of comic books, and made the first “Toy Quest 101” video together.

Three years later, Illiana and Miguel’s channel has nearly 120,000 subscribers on YouTube. The adorable duo feature unboxing videos, toy reviews, and even celebrity interviews. The pair bond over their mutual love of superheroes, comic books, sci-fi, and most importantly, spending time together.

Their YouTube channel explains, “Our mission is to transform the lives of children with autism and special needs worldwide and inspire the lives of children and families through our videos and our story. Our vision is to bring awareness and promote a culture of acceptance where all kids with autism and special needs can be empowered to do what they set their mind to and not feel that their disability is a road block to accomplishing their dreams and or wishes.”

Hero Teen Saves Mom and Three Kids by Pulling Them From Their Burning Car

Hero teen saves mom and kids from burning car
(Facebook/Waterbury Police Department)

There’s no way to prepare for the tests life throws at you. Even if you could, it’s impossible to know how you’d actually respond when faced with a life-or-death situation. 18-Year-old Justin Gavin never expected to become a hero on his seemingly normal walk to a local Walgreens, but when he noticed a family in danger, he jumped into action.

On an otherwise calm September day, Gavin noticed something terrifying as he walked through his town. Driving by was a small SUV with a little girl clearly visible through the car window. The car, however, was on fire.

Realistically, many of us would have frozen completely when faced with such a startling reality. Perhaps we would’ve had our wits about us just enough to dial 9-1-1. But as cars drove by honking frantically and others jumped from their vehicles to get the driver’s attention, Gavin quickly realized how dire the situation truly was.

With barely enough time to process what was happening, Gavin ran after the burning car. The driver, it seemed, was unable to stop at first. And as a result, neither was Gavin. The teen continued to run after the car, screaming to get the driver’s attention. Finally, the car skidded to a stop, and Gavin began his heroic rescue.

“I just felt like if I was in that situation, I would want somebody to help me out,” Gavin told CNN. “I guess my instincts took over.”

Upon reaching the car, Gavin pulled the front door open and helped the shaken mother to safety. As the flames grew, Gavin noticed three young kids in the back seat. One by one, Gavin pulled a 4-year-old and a 9-year-old from the car. With incredible speed and focus, the teen unstrapped a 1-year-old from their car seat – at last, the family was out of harm’s way.

“It kind of got scary because I didn’t know whether I was going to be able to get everyone out in time. And luckily, I did,” Gavin said.

The 18-year-old hero is being honored as such. Local police chief Fernando Spagnolo presented the courageous teen with a “challenge coin,” a token of his bravery. The mother who nearly lost everything expressed gratitude towards Gavin as well, acknowledging that he saved her life as well as the lives of her children.

In a moment of terrifying uncertainty, Justin Gavin chose to act. His bravery is an empowering reminder that every single one of us has the ability to make a difference.

TikTok Dad Has a Genius Method to Stop his Daughter From Crying

TikTok Dad cries before daughter can
(TikTok/austingeter)

Babies are truly baffling. There’s not a whole lot that can be wrong when you’re a baby – I mean, sure, you can be hungry or tired or gassy. But it’s not like you’re stressed about bills or feeling insecure about your chonky little arms that look like newly-freed tubes of Pillsbury biscuit dough. Sometimes, babies seem to cry simply because they don’t have anything else going on. This can be frustrating to say the least, trying to calm a baby whose only complaint is that they’re a little bored. How do you stop a baby from crying when nothing is actually wrong? Well, TikTok dad Austin Geter has the answer.

In a recent video that’s been viewed over 13 million times in just a week, Austin shares his unexpected parenting hack – and people are absolutely losing it. Austin has built up an impressive TikTok following by sharing videos of himself and his adorable daughter, Charlie. But in his massively viral video, Charlie is absolutely not having it.

It’s no secret that babies tend to be calmer when they’re being rocked, but for exhausted parents, sometimes five minutes of sitting still means the difference between the calm-ish fulfillment of parenting duties and complete insanity. Austin demonstrates that Charlie is one of those babies that does not appreciate her dad’s need for the occasional sit-down. Austin sits, and almost on command, Charlie lets out a shrill warning cry. We’ve all been there.

Austin, however, has discovered perhaps the most genius parenting hack that stops Charlie’s crying before it even starts. And, bonus, it’s hilarious.

@austingeterToooo easy 😂 w/@charliegeter ##MyRoutine ##fyp ##babiesoftiktok ##DailyVlog♬ original sound – austingeter

“So here’s what I found out,” Austin explains. “If I cry before she does, all is well.”

It sounds so simple, and yet so absurd at the same time.

“Awhhhhh, I hate sitting in this chair,” Austin whines.

Charlie stares open-mouthed at her dad, seeming to say “dude, you ok?” with her wide-open eyes. Incredibly, she momentarily forgets that she was the one who was about to cry. For several seconds, Charlie is baffled enough to sit calmly with her brilliant dad. But eventually, her brow furrows and she clearly remembers her mission. Before she lets out a single sound though, Austin is on the job.

“Ughhhhh, this chair sucks so bad I just don’t want to sit in this chair anymore,” he wails.

Again, Charlie stares in stunned silence. The pattern continues – Charlie prepares to cry, Austin gets there first. The exchange is hilarious, but more importantly, it works. Like buying a bigger grill than your rival dad across the street, crying louder and more readily than your baby is a way to assert dominance. Ok, so maybe it’s just a way to distract and confuse them long enough to rest your legs for a minute. Either way, we can’t wait to try it out.

Dad Wins “Most Talented Beard” Contest, Uses $20,000 Prize To Adopt a Baby

Dad wins Most Talented Beard Contest, Uses Money to Adopt
(Facebook/Jonathan Brannan Live)

Six years ago, Jonathan Brannan and his wife Alyssa had their first child, a daughter named Eden. Though the couple wanted to expand their family, Eden’s challenging birth almost took Alyssa’s life – as a result, their best option was adoption.

“One thing I think people may not realize about adoption is that it’s not for families who are in a hurry to have a kid. It takes a long time and a lot of resources. You have to be extremely patient throughout the process,” Brannan told The Dad. “You also have to be able to handle rejection. You may end up writing letters to many prospective moms, and while they won’t reject you, they may just pick someone else.”

Brannan and daughter
Jonathan and Eden (Facebook/Jonathan Brannan Live)

Jonathan and Alyssa began the adoption process about two years ago when Eden was four years old. Fortunately, the couple was chosen by an expectant mom, and their son is due in April. The couple was thrilled to learn that they had finally been chosen as an adoptive family, but the cost of adoption was enormous. The family started a fundraising page to cover some of the cost, but in October, Jonathan stumbled upon an incredible opportunity.

“I was scrolling through my newsfeed just like I do every day,” Jonathan explained, “but this was in the middle of my family trying to figure out how we were going to pay for the rest of our adoption expenses. We had options available, but many of those options would have left us in debt.”

An ad for a contest held by Wahl Grooming caught Jonathan’s eye – the contest, oddly enough, was for the “Most Talented Beard in America.” Jonathan stroked his full, well-groomed beard and was hit with an incredible realization.

“Seeing the amount of the prize money from Wahl Grooming blew my mind. It was almost exactly what we needed to finish our fundraising,” Jonathan recalled. “It was asking for bearded contestants to submit a video of themselves performing whatever talents they had. I’ve always been a dramatic, fun-loving dude, I’ve performed all of my life on stage and screen. So, this contest seemed like the perfect fit for me. It was almost too good to be true. I figured I might as well give it a shot. I don’t mind making a fool of myself on the internet… especially if it means we could cover our adoption expenses!”

With the contest’s deadline inching closer, Jonathan and Alyssa threw together a video of the multi-talented dad (and his beard) showcasing everything from his singing skills to his incredible ability to solve a Rubik’s cube. Heck, he even balanced a ladder on his hand while delivering the perfect dad joke to get the judge’s attention.

“Being a modern father and husband requires a delicate…balance,” Jonathan explains in his submission video.

Clearly, the Brannans did something right – Jonathan won the contest and the $20,000 prize, which covered the last of the family’s adoption costs. Though the couple no longer needed their fundraising page, they decided to use all remaining contributions to help other families through the adoption process.

“We’ve turned our original fundraiser on AdoptTogether into a donation site for other families. We will donate the proceeds to a nonprofit called the Seventeen Twenty Foundation, which awards grants to families looking to adopt. We’re hoping our blessing can turn into a blessing for others!”

To Jonathan, family is everything. After becoming a father and embracing all of the joy that comes with it, he and Alyssa chose to help other families experience the life-changing nature of parenting as well.

“My family is my world! My wife, Alyssa, is brilliant and beautiful, and fortunately our 6yo offspring, Eden, takes after her! Eden and Alyssa both give me a hard time constantly, so I feel like I’m doing something right as a dad and husband,” Jonathan joked. “I’m looking forward to getting another dude in the house! Although, he’ll probably end up on their side anyway.”

15 “Dads Love…” Dad-Isms To Remind You Fathers Are Freakin’ Funny

15 Dad-Isms and a calendar
(thedad.com)

Science hasn’t been able to explain it, but something happens when you become a dad. One day you’re looking up Air Jordans online, and the next, you have a pair of New Balance sneakers for every occasion. Inexplicably, you can now fall asleep almost anywhere in roughly the amount of time it takes to sit down. You belong to more than one group dedicated to lawnmowers. When your kid says “I’m hungry,” something inside of you demands that you respond “hi hungry, I’m dad.” We call that a “dad-ism,” (and there’s an app for that!) and somehow, your brain has downloaded every single one like some sort of app that you can’t disable.

Fortunately, here at The Dad, we celebrate dad-isms. There are few things quite as satisfying as pulling out a perfectly-timed dad-ism, watching your kids roll their eyes so hard it looks like they might fall out. Having your dad-isms on point at all times is essential – you never know when you’ll pass a wind farm and have to say, “look, my biggest fans.” There’s no way to anticipate watching your kids “ooh” and “ah” over a big group of ships before reminding them that it’s a “fleeting pleasure.”

We love dad-isms – in fact, we love them so much that we’ve created a 2021 calendar filled to the brim with ‘em. 365 days of eye-rolling, knee-slapping, pun-packed goodness. Enjoy it on your own, or give it to a fellow dad (if you do, make sure you reference your “tearable” gift at least three times).

BTW, it’s only $16, because they’re 20% off….because we know you’re not a bank and because money doesn’t grow on trees. The discount will show at checkout.

Here are 15 dad-isms to get your motor running, and hopefully, make you laugh.

And to that, we say, “hi laugh, I’m dad.”

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Son Surprises Dad by Paying off Mortgage, Gets Heartwarming Surprise in Return

Son pays off dad's mortgage
(TikTok/jamie.nyland)

As kids, our parents give us everything we need. A home, food, clothes, and all the love and support we could ask for. But as we grow up, we realize our parents aren’t the superheroes we framed them as when we were younger. Sure, they’re absolutely still our heroes, but they have their own struggles that they often protected us from when we were too young to understand. There comes a time, for many of us, when we’re finally able to give back to our parents. Jamie Nyland, for example, took advantage of an opportunity to help his dad – and the touching moment is one we won’t soon forget.

24-Year-old Nyland has over 2 million followers on TikTok, so of course, he used the platform to share the heartwarming exchange. The video opens with Nyland holding up a set of keys and grinning, the on-screen text letting us know that he just paid off his dad’s house.

Nyland walks into his dad’s room and tosses him the house keys. Understandably, his dad looks perplexed. The 24-year-old then explains, “I’ve just paid off your mortgage. I’ve just rung the bank and paid off every single penny left on your mortgage.”

Still, Nyland’s dad doesn’t quite process the situation. He shakes his head in disbelief as his son explains that he now owns his house. After working his entire life, finally, he can retire.

“What’d you do that for?” Nyland’s dad asks quietly.

“Because I love you,” he responds.

As the information sinks in, Nyland’s dad becomes emotional. “You’re the best son in the world you could have,” he says, wiping tears from his eyes.

A moment later, Nyland’s dad stands up and hands the keys back to his son. “It’s in the will – the house is yours. What’s mine is yours.”

@jamie.nylandHe deserves this.. ❤️♬ Home – Edith Whiskers

The video’s comment section quickly filled with people touched by the exchange, many of whom expressed hope that one day they can do the same for their parents. And if they do, we can only hope that they share their stories as well – honestly, we’ll never get tired of seeing heartwarming moments like this.

Police Officer Adopts Little Girl He Helped Two Years Ago During Welfare Check

Police officer adopts little girl he helped on duty
(Youtube/Inside Edition)

Brian Zach, lieutenant of the Kingman Police Department in Arizona, was already a father of two when he received a seemingly typical call while on duty as a patrol sergeant in 2018. Zach and the other officers on duty responded to the call regarding the residence, and it was there they found young Kaila – a little girl that would change Zach and his wife Cierra’s lives forever.

Kaila was a toddler at the time, and tragically, she had been the victim of abuse. As a result, she was removed from her home and immediately began to bond with Zach. While waiting for detectives to take her to the hospital, Zach and Kaila spent time playing and coloring. It was evident that Kaila felt comfortable with Zach, and the patrol sergeant felt a deep need to protect the little girl who, even after significant abuse, so trustingly placed her small hand in his.

By some twist of fate, after being treated for her injuries, CPS was unable to find a placement for Kaila. Incredibly and unexpectedly, Zach and Cierra’s family grew by one – the kind-hearted couple took Kaila in, opening their home and their hearts to the little girl who had never before had a safe space to call her own.

“She came with a sippy cup, a bag of clothes that didn’t fit her and that was it,” Zach told Good Morning America. “Within the second day she was calling my wife ‘mom’ or ‘mommy,’ I was ‘guy’ for a week or two and then when she started preschool she learned who dad was.”

The couple loved the little girl as their own, though it was unclear whether Kaila would be placed back with her former caregivers.

“Our goal was to love and care for this little girl for as long as it happened,” Zach explained.

Nearly two and a half years after Kaila first moved in with the Zach family, the days of wondering and worrying finally came to an end. The loving parents treated Kaila as their own child, and with each passing day, it became more difficult to imagine their family without her. Now, thankfully, they don’t have to. On August 18, the Zach family officially adopted Kaila. At last, the Zach family is complete, and Kaila will never again have to feel unsafe in her own home.

Jeopardy Pays One Final Tribute To Alex Trebek in Touching Video

Alex Trebek Final Tribute
(Twitter/Jeopardy)

For 36 years, Alex Trebek was the face and voice of one of the most iconic game shows of all time. Even through his battle with pancreatic cancer, Trebek continued recording episodes of Jeopardy – not because he had to, but because he truly loved what he did. The final episode of Jeopardy featuring the beloved host was originally going to air on Christmas of 2020, but instead, the episode was pushed back to last Friday.

The last episode of Jeopardy aired more than two months after Trebek’s death, allowing fans to bid a final farewell to the game show legend. In a touching tribute, the episode concluded with a 90-second video packed with heartwarming moments from throughout Trebek’s Jeopardy career.

While we typically see Trebek’s more serious side, the montage is filled with his more playful moments. Trebek dances, laughs, and even shows up on stage sans pants. Though it’s evident simply by watching the show itself, the montage really highlights just how deeply Trebek loved his job.

For those who didn’t see the episode (or for those of us who want to watch it on repeat), Jeopardy shared their moving tribute on Twitter with the caption, “Simply the best. Thank you, Alex.”

The video’s comments quickly filled with kind words about Trebek, from fans of the show to former contestants.

The Jeopardy! host treated each contestant with kindness and respect, and even when battling cancer, he gave the show everything he had. Trebek’s legacy will live on, and even though Jeopardy will continue, it will never be the same without him.