CNN’s “New Day” said goodbye to Chris Cuomo on Thursday and the entire segment was incredibly entertaining but also kind of bizarre.
CNN played a highlight reel of some of Cuomo’s funniest or most interesting moments before surprising him by bringing out his wife and two children.
Cuomo, on the verge of tears, told cohost Alisyn Camerota that she is a “gift” as he grabbed her hand and patted her on the knee. Cuomo continued to hold Camerota’s hand during the send-off while sitting next to his wife and kids, occasionally giving his wife a friendly pat on the knee.
“The show is a gift, the crew is amazing, the show will continue to get better, I know this for a fact,” he said, eyes watering. “I have a heavy heart about leaving but my mind is clear — the fight is at night.”
Camerota called the show “electric and electrifying,” before Cuomo joked that Camerota should forget everything he ever did if she wants to be successful.