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Taylor Swift’s Emotional Performance On Jimmy Fallon Will Leave You Sobbing

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Last night was Jimmy Fallon’s return to his show The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon since his mother Gloria passed away. The musical guest was Taylor Swift, who was asked to perform last minute by Fallon’s staff.

Fallon had an emotional tribute to his late mother and he shared a story about how his mom would squeeze his hand three times and say ‘I love you.’

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The show was set up a little different than usual. After Jimmy’s monologue and tribute Taylor performed. Typically the musical performance is at the end of the show.

Swift performed “New Year’s Day” from her new album Reputation for the first time for Jimmy. If you are a die-hard Swiftie you already know that one of the lyrics in “New Year’s Day” is, “You squeeze my hand three times in the back of the taxi. I can tell that it’s gonna be a long road.”

There wasn’t a dry eye in the room when she performed. After the show, Mike DiCenzo, a writer and producer for the show, shared how that magical moment came together.

After a week of being gone from the show Jimmy returned and jumped right into a hilarious monologue.

This is when Jimmy shared the story about his mom squeezing his hand. It’s a story that he hasn’t told his staff.

“Whatever you think of Taylor, she did something beautiful for Jimmy and our show today, and we’re forever grateful.” Dicenzo tweeted. The performance was so emotional. If you don’t want to sob uncontrollably then don’t watch the clip.

This is the first time Taylor performed “New Year’s Day” and she sounds amazing.

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