No celebrity guests. No giveaway cars or trips to Australia. No new family members. No ‘best of’ clips from yesteryear. Oprah Winfrey’s last show, which aired just hours ago across America, was a sweet spoken love letter to her audience.
Her closing moments were a bouquet to her millions of loyal fans, and even acknowledged her massive gay following.
“I thank you for sharing this Yellow Brick Road of blessings,” the talkshow queen signed off. “I thank you for tuning in every day along with your mothers and your sisters and your daughters, your partners, gay and otherwise, your friends, and all the husbands who got coached into watching Oprah.
“Many of us have been together for 25 years,” she added of her epic TV run. “We have hooted and hollered together. Had our ‘ah ha’ moments. We ‘ugly cried’ together. And we did our gratitude journals. So I thank you all for your support and your trust in me.
“I thank you for being as much of a sweet inspiration for me as I’ve tried to be for you.
“I won’t say goodbye. I’ll just say: ‘Until we meet again.’”