WATCH: Jimmy Fallon pays tribute to his mom in first night back

(PHOTO: NBC / The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon / YouTube)

Monday was Jimmy Fallon's first night back on "The Tonight Show" following the death of his mother Gloria last week.

Fallon had a hard time keeping his composure when speaking of his mom. He said he was always trying to make her laugh and spoke of a time when he was a child and Gloria Fallon, 68, was walking with her two children to the store.

"She would squeeze my hands three times and say, 'I love you,' and I would squeeze back (and say), 'I love you, too,'" said an emotional Fallon.

The talk show host thanked fans and other for their support. Fallon cancelled all of last week's broadcast following the death of his mother on Nov. 4.

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