As I sit here writing this with a box of tissues I just wanna say thank you, Steve Burns for cluing us in on what happened when you left “Blues Clues.”
The original host of the popular Nick Jr series Blues Clues went on their verified Twitter account to address all the friends he left when leaving college.
In honor of the show’s 25th anniversary, Burns talks about his decision to abruptly depart the show in 2002, which left many viewers upset.
“You remember how when we were younger, we used to run around and hang out with Blue and find clues and talk to Mr. Salt and freak out about the mail and do all the fun stuff?” Burns says in the video.
“And then one day, I was like, ‘Oh hey, guess what? Big news, I’m leaving. Here’s my brother Joe, he’s your new best friend,’ and then I got on a bus and I left and we didn’t see each other for like a really long time? Can we just talk about that? Great. Because I realize that was kind of abrupt.”
Wearing the shirt and hat he sported as host, Burns explained that he left to attend college. Burns said school “was really challenging by the way, but great because I got to use my mind and take a step at a time and now I literally am doing many of the things that I wanted to do.”
He also went on to compliment all of the accomplishments both he and the audience have had. wipes tear
“I mean, we started out with clues and now, it’s what?” Burns said. “Student loans and jobs and families? And some of it has been kind of hard, you know? I know you know.”
Then came the part that really hit us in the feels.
“I wanted to tell you that I really couldn’t have done all of that without your help and in fact, all the help that you helped me with when we were younger is still helping me today, right now. And that’s super cool,” Burns said. “I guess I just wanted to say that after all these years, I never forgot you. Ever. And I’m super glad we’re still friends.”
I just want to say from the bottom of my heart thank you Steve for the great times you gave me and others childhoods. You truly were the best friend to so many of us.
Cue the uncontrollable sobbing