It was a heart felt end to Jay Leno's 22 year run as host of the Tonight Show.  He joked that 22 years is quite a run.

Here's how long ago it is: When I started hosting, marijuana was illegal and you could smoke cigarettes anyplace you wanted."

Leno was emotional during his sign-off, saying, "Boy, this is the hard part."  He thanked his audience for being, "just incredibly loyal," and called his stint on the show, "the greatest 22 years of my life."

Despite the emotion, he was able to still make us laugh.

And the worst thing about losing this job? I'm no longer covered by NBC, I have to sign up for Obamacare. Ugh."

After his emotional farewell, he called on Garth Brooks to help close things out.  Brooks sang "Friends in Low Places."

Thanks, Jay, for the memories.

Video Source: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno YouTube Channel