Carson Daly and Jimmy Fallon's moms were friends for 13 years before their deaths: See the touching pic

Carson Daly revealed on Tuesday that his mother and Jimmy Fallon's mother, who died within two months of one another, were close friends.

Daly Instagrammed a touching pic of his late mom, Pattie, and Fallon's late mom, Gloria, together, both smiling and holding flowers. The Today co-host wrote that the two met in 2004 and remained pals ever since.

"My mom & @jimmyfallon’s mom Gloria met in 2004 on Letterman’s top 10 Mother’s Day list," the caption reads. "They would become fast friends. A NY visit would later always include lunch w Gloria. They had a blast together. I know they’re above proud, laughing & shinning light on their boys. Hang tough pal."

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Gloria died peacefully on Nov. 4, surrounded by her loved ones, while Pattie died on Sept. 17 of a heart attack. Fallon made an emotional return to the Tonight Show on Monday and paid tribute to his mother with a story about a sweet childhood memory.

"When we were little, my mom would walk us to this store, me and my sister, and she would squeeze my hand three times and say, ‘I love you,’ and I would squeeze back, ‘I love you, too,'” the host recalled, holding back tears.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Carson Daly and his mother Pattie Daly Caruso arrive at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: (L-R) Carson Daly and Pattie Daly Caruso arrive at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Carson Daly and mother Pattie Daly Caruso appear on NBC News' 'Today' show on March 28, 2013 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Tamron Hall, Al Roker, Pattie Daly Caruso and Carson Daly appear on NBC News' 'Today' show on March 28, 2013 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 03: Carson Daly and Pattie Daly Caruso attend the 134th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3, 2008 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jason Kempin/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: TV Host Carson Daly's mother Pattie Daly Caruso speaks while Cason looks on at the Lifetime Television 'Breast Cancer Heroes Luncheon' at the Four Seasons Hotel on September 27, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: TV Host Carson Daly and his mother Pattie Daly Caruso attend the Lifetime Television 'Breast Cancer Heroes Luncheon' at the Four Seasons Hotel on September 27, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: TV Host Carson Daly and his mother Pattie Daly Caruso attend the Lifetime Television 'Breast Cancer Heroes Luncheon' at the Four Seasons Hotel on September 27, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Pattie Daly Caruso, Carson Daly and Dick Caruso during MTV Bash - Backstage and Audience at Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
Carson Daly and Mother Pattie Daly Caruso during The 2nd Annual TV Guide Awards at Fox Studios in Century City, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Pattie Daly Caruso and Carson Daly during MTV Bash - Backstage and Audience at Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
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"Last week I was in the hospital and I grabbed her and squeezed 'I love you.' I just knew we were in trouble, you know?" he continued. "I feel so grateful to be able to do this every single night and I’m very appreciative of all the support from all of you that my family received over the past week. We’re going to continue to work really hard to bring some light and some laughter into the world. Thank you for watching, thank you for helping me and my family recover from this loss. Mom, I’ll never stop trying to make you laugh. I love you."

Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance for Fallon's return, performing her new single, "New Year's Day." Coincidentally, the lyrics include the line, "You squeeze my hand three times in the back of the taxi."

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Questlove, a member of Fallon's in-house band, The Roots, tweeted about the stunning coincidence on Monday.

"I’m just realizing Taylor didn’t readjust the song’s lyrics for tonight’s performance," he wrote. "But the narrative literally applies to the words Jimmy spoke of his mother. Wow. You can’t plan these things @taylorswift13 @FallonTonight."

 

 

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