“STEPHEN! STEPHEN! STEPHEN!” the audience chanted as Colbert appeared onstage for the moment we’d all been waiting for. Sure, we knew he would say goodbye to Stewart in classic Colbert fashion, complete with Lord Of The Rings references. What we didn’t expect was a sincere thank you that even Stewart didn’t see coming. Watch below for his emotional send-off and just remember, if there hadn’t been a Jon Stewart, there wouldn’t be a Stephen Colbert.