From his speech during last night’s final show:

To all the people watching, I can never thank you enough for your kindness to me and I’ll think about it for the rest of my life. All I ask of you is one thing: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism — it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere.

Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”

That’s been my experience as well.

UPDATE: Apparently, I’m not the only person who resonated with those words. I’ve posted a placard above that sums them up nicely.