Jimmy Fallon returned for his first taping on Monday after taking a week off to grieve the loss of his mother. As Jimmy returned to his desk, he told a story about his mom squeezing his hand 3 times to say "I love you".
As a special gift to Fallon, his staff was able to book Taylor Swift at the last minute to perform after the monologue. Taylor played for the first time live, her song "New Year's Day" which references squeezing someone's hand in the back of a cab 3 times. Pretty sure there wasn't a dry eye in the house after that. The hug between Jimmy & Taylor after the performance was truly emotional. Check out the videos below:
Taylors hugging Jimmy for 10 seconds straight and forgot she was on TV and when Jimmy starts talking she get the biggest fright ever 😂😂 The reason they hugged for so long is because Jimmy had his show on break for around 3 weeks as unfortunately his mother passed away. He asked Taylor if she wanted to be a surprise performer and she said yes and performed New Years Day. Some of the lyrics were very emotional for Jimmy. He started crying and that’s why Taylor hugged him for so long. Jimmy kept saying thank you to her while hugging. That’s so sweet!