Jimmy Kimmel did not crack any funny bones during his monologue on Monday night.
Instead, he tugged on all of our heartstrings.
In an emotional speech to viewers at home and those in his studio audience, the comedian turned very serious while addressing a topic as serious and as personal as it can get:
The health of his son.
Little Billy Kimmel was born to Kimmel and his wife, Molly McNearney, on April 21.
After three hours, however, nurses noticed something was wrong with the child; they called in doctors who eventually determined Billy was born with a congenital heart disease.
There was “hole in the wall of the left and right side of his heart," Kimmel explained, adding that his newborn required immediate surgery to correct this issue.
“It was the longest three hours of my life,” Kimmel said of the procedure, which was done when Billy was just three days old.
Watch Kimmel open way up and break down into understandable tears below:
Thankfully, this sad story had a happy ending, as Billy made it through his surgery and is now resting at home comfortably.
Repeatedly choking back tears, the talk show thanked the physicians and staff at both California’s Cedars-Sinai Hospital (where Billy was born) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where the surgery was performed.
He also showed gratitude to his family members and friends who have been there for him and Molly throughout this ordeal.
“We had atheists praying for us,” Kimmel said. “Even that son of a bitch Matt Damon sent flowers.”
Now, a few hours after the above clip went viral, Molly has provided an update on the status of her son.
Via an adorable photo of said son and his famous father:
“I am thankful to love and be loved by these two brave guys,” Molly wrote, adding jokingly: “Both criers.”
Toward the end of his monologue, Kimmel showered his wife with equal praise.
“Most of all, I want to thank my wife Molly," he said. "First of all, for allowing me to have sex with her in the first place.
"But also for being so strong and level-headed and positive and loving during the worst nightmare a new mother could experience. I couldn’t ask for a better partner and I’m so happy we had this baby together.
"I’m definitely getting a vasectomy after this."
Kimmel also his personal tale to slam President Donald Trump for attempting to cut $6 billion in funding from the National Institutes of Health, while applauding Congress for doing the opposite and increasing funding by $2 billion.
He tried not to make this a partisan issue.
But simply a human issue.
“If your baby is going to die and it doesn’t have to it shouldn’t matter how much money you make,” he said, adding:
“I think that’s something that whether you’re a Republican or Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right?
"We need to make sure that the people who are supposed to represent us – the people who are meeting about this right now in Washington – understand that very clearly. Let’s stop with the nonsense. This isn’t football. There are no teams. We are the team. It’s the United States.
"Don’t let their partisan squabbles divide us on something every decent person wants."
We won’t bother adding our two cents here because Kimmel said everything so well.
We’ll just share another photo of little Billy, happy and healthy and out of the hospital…
… this says it all, doesn’t it?