Last night, Saturday Night Live wrapped up season 45 a little earlier than usual because of the coronavirus pandemic. The cast, who have been broadcasting all their comedy sketches from home, have ended their season (remotely) with a Mother’s Day celebration. This wasn’t like past SNL Mother’s Day episodes, where America’s matriarchs, such as Betty White, can just freely walk into Studio 8H. Someone, please make sure Betty White is still staying safely inside her home!!
This year, we got a special performance from Boyz II Men, who together with their impressive facial hair, performed a song that is a tribute to moms everywhere. “Weekend Update’s Michael Che introduced the band with a special Mother’s Day message: “On behalf of SNL, we’d like to send a very special Mother’s Day to all of the mothers that can’t be with their children this year, and all of the mothers that we’ve lost. We love you, we miss you, and thank you.”
The Boyz II Men song starts off with lyrics that are an automatic trigger for tears: “You taught me everything and everything you’ve given me, I always keep it inside. ‘Cause you’re the driving force in my life. There isn’t anything or anyone that I can be. It just wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t have you by my side.”
If you can’t be with your mom right now, this song will surely put a smile on her face.