In a surprise move, Fox News announced that primetime star Tucker Carlson will no longer be part of their team, leaving many fans and viewers reeling. Although his future is uncertain, many have taken to social media to share stories of his kindness and generosity over the years.
Larry O’Connor, a radio personality, shared a heartwarming story about how Carlson welcomed him into his home for Thanksgiving. O’Connor had only recently moved to DC and had been going through a divorce, so he was away from his family for the holiday. “He invited me to his home and I enjoyed Thanksgiving with his father, his wife, his children and his dogs,” O’Connor said. “They treated me like I was a part of the family. It turned what would have been a sad and lonely day into one I’ll never forget. His family is full of joy and love and laughter. Tucker is the winner today.”
When I first moved to DC, @TuckerCarlson heard it was my first Thanksgiving away from home. I had just gone through a divorce and my kids were on the other side of the country.
He invited me to his home and I enjoyed Thanksgiving with his father, his wife, his children and his…
— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) April 25, 2023
Jaimee Michell, founder of Gays Against Groomers, also shared a story about Carlson’s kindness. She said that when she met him a few months ago, he “greeted me as if we had been best friends for a lifetime.” Michell went on to say that Carlson “amplified and promoted our work by having [her] on [his] show four times” and even reached out to her personally to offer support.
Tucker Carlson is genuinely one of the kindest, most down to earth people I have ever met in my life. When I had the opportunity to meet him a few months ago, he greeted me as if we had been best friends for a lifetime.
I will forever be grateful to this man for having me on… pic.twitter.com/9RHVBq4gpB
— Jaimee Michell Founder of Gays Against Groomers (@thegaywhostrayd) April 24, 2023
Matt Walsh, a Daily Wire podcast host, recalled how Carlson sent him a text message out of the blue several years ago “just to tell me he appreciates my work.” He noted that it was “extremely rare” that someone higher on the totem pole would reach out and show appreciation for someone else’s work without expecting anything in return.
As a testament to Carlson’s character, a video of him interacting with a man about fly fishing started making its rounds on social media again. In the caption, conservative social media influencer Greg Price wrote, “In addition to being the most important conservative voice in America, Tucker Carlson is also a genuinely good person as anyone who has ever had a conversation with him knows. This legendary video also demonstrates that.”
In addition to being the most important conservative voice in America, Tucker Carlson is also a genuinely good person as anyone who has ever had a conversation with him knows. This legendary video also demonstrates that.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 24, 2023
Finally, National Review staff writer Nate Hochman shared a story about how Carlson reached out to him when he was going through a rough patch. He said, “Tucker Carlson once called me, out of the blue, because he had heard through friends that I was going through a rough patch. We had never spoken before, but he took 45 minutes out of his night to offer support/advice.” Hochman added that it was “one of the most surreal experiences of [his] life.”
Carlson will most certainly be missed.