Oprah Winfrey broke down in tears when Mary Tyler Moore surprised her 20 years ago

In the wake of acting icon Mary Tyler Moore's tragic passing at the age of 80 on Wednesday, many people online have been bringing back some of the "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" star's most memorable moments.

One of those moments happened 20 years ago on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" when the legendary actress surprised the talk show host on stage.

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Winfrey had shown a hilarious spoof of the intro for "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" starring herself and mentioned how much she looked up to Moore as a trailblazer for women on television when the actress herself walked out on stage.

To say that Winfrey's reaction was priceless would be an understatement. Watch the entire moment unfold in the video above.

See photos of Mary Tylor Moore throughout her iconic career:

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