Barbara Walters Looks Back at Long Career in Emotional Goodbye

Barbara Walters ended her final regular appearance on The View today with a heartfelt goodbye to the long and expansive career that made her who she is today, and began by asking the important question: “How do you say goodbye to something like 50 years in journalism?”

Walters recalled what an honor it was to sit down with a wide array of world leaders, as well as every sitting president and first lady since the Nixons. She recalled her own trailblazing efforts in the newsroom and remarked on the pride of her seeing “all the young women who are making and reporting the news. If I did anything to help that happen, that’s my legacy.”

But Walters wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye just yet.

“From the bottom of my heart, to all of you, with whom I have worked and all of you I’ve watched and been at my side for many years, I can say: thank you, thank you, but who knows what the future brings? Maybe, instead of goodbye, I should say a bientot, which in French, means, ‘See you later.'”

Watch the video below, via ABC:

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