John Meiklejohn served as a cameraman on both The Colbert Report and The Late Show.

Sadly, he recently passed away at the age of 82.

Stephen Colbert took a few minutes out of a recent show to pay tribute to his old friend, and it is a moving watch.

The clip is only a few minutes long, but it showcases one of things that Colbert is best at: showing his deep humanity while delivering truly profound ideas.