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Watch Stephen Colbert's Tearful Tribute to His Mother

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Jun. 20 2013, Published 1:06 p.m. ET

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Celebrities are humans, too, and they suffer when they experience loss. But it's rare to see a star open up in a real way about their experiences—which made last night's episode of The Colbert Report especially moving.

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Stephen Colbert's mother passed away last week at age 92, and while it made headlines, it might have been easy to forget. Stephen wasn't about to let that happen, however. At the start of his show last night, he teared up as he told his mother's life story, peppering it with gentle jokes and speaking of her love for her family.

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Learn about this amazing woman now, but be warned that you may need some tissues.

What did you think of Stephen's tribute? Do you wish more celebrities would speak out like this? Did it make you want to call your mother? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @OKMagazine.

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