We all welcomed Regis Philbin into our homes.
Everyone knew Regis.
Maybe you knew him from Live! With Regis and Kelly.
You might have seen him as the host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Regis has been on our televisions since the 1960s.
He holds the world record for most hours logged on U.S. television.
Regis hosted countless T.V. specials that we all curled up on the couch for.
We all loved Regis.
Whatever he was hosting, he did it with wit, care, humor, and warmth.
Regis made you feel like you could be his neighbor.
We all felt like we knew him to some degree.
He was someone you just wanted as a friend or as a neighbor.
It didn’t matter if you heard Regis on the radio or saw him on T.V.
You knew his voice, and you welcomed it.
When he was on your T.V., you just smiled.
For a few minutes, you forgot about whatever other problems you had because he made you laugh.
2020 has taken so much from so many, but it reminds us that life is truly about what you give back.
It is about how you make people feel.
Do you make them feel like a friend?
Do you make them welcomed?
Regis had that gift. He will be missed.
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