The Daily Show Bids Farewell to John Oliver, Brings Correspondent to Tears

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The Daily Show brought viewers to tears last night.

But not due to Jon Stewart's snarky take on the news for a change.

John Oliver - who is leaving for his own HBO series in 2014 - made his final appearance as a correspondent on the episode... and Stewart surprised the comedian by putting a halt to the duo's planned bit and instead airing a montage of Oliver's best moments.

And when it was over? After snippets of Oliver's interview with a pro-Apartheid activist had aired and after we saw Oliver playing with a chimp and being hoisted on the shoulders of excited bar patrons?

Oliver was an emotional wreck. Watch the sentimental tribute now:

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