No one is sure what Carlson’s departure means for the future of his career, but it did inspire many fans, including former show guests and media personalities, to share stories about his kindness over the years.
“When I first moved to DC, [Tucker Carlson] 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 dogs,” radio personality Larry O’Connor wrote.
“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.”
“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,” Jaimee Michell, founder of Gays Against Groomers, tweeted.
“I will forever be grateful to this man for having me on his show just 3 months after I launched [Gays Against Groomers]. He continued to amplify and promote our work by having me on another 3 times after that. He also personally reached out to me and has been offering his support, advice and friendship. He didn’t have to do that, but he saw how critical our voices are in the fight to end the war on children,” she said.
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.
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— Jaimee Michell Founder of Gays Against Groomers (@thegaywhostrayd) April 24, 2023
“Fox News will not continue to exist without him. There is no reason to tune in anymore. But he will thrive and dominate wherever he goes.”
“Tucker sent me a text message out of the blue several years ago just to tell me he appreciates my work. I had a much lower profile back then. I didn’t think he even knew who I was. He took the time to track my number down and reach out. Very few people like that in this business,” Daily Wire podcast host Matt Walsh said.
“Extremely rare that someone much higher on the totem pole will send you a word of encouragement when they stand to gain nothing from it. There are only a few people in the business who will do something like that and one of them is Tucker Carlson. Great talent and a good man.”
A video of Carlson interacting with a man about fly fishing also started making the rounds again on social media.
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
“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,” conservative social media influencer Greg Price wrote in the caption.
“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. It remains one of the most surreal experiences of my life,” National Review staff writer Nate Hochman said.
“One of the most powerful men in conservative politics took the time to sit down and call some random 23 year old kid he had never met — just to tell him to hang in there, and to ask if there was anything he could do to help. It’s something I will never forget.”