Taylor Swift , 27, gave a stunning performance of her new song "New Year
's Day" on The Tonight Show
Nov. 13, which was also Jimmy Fallon's first show back after his mother, Gloria's, death. The 27-year-old was a last minute addition to the night's line-up, and it turned out that her performance had an extra special meaning to Jimmy. At the start of the show, Jimmy choked back tears while telling a touching story about a ritual he and his mom had, where she would squeeze his hand three times and say, 'I love you,' and he would do the same back. As it turns out, in "New Year
's Day," Taylor actually sings a lyric, "Squeeze my hand three times in the back of the taxi." So, with her performance coming right after Jimmy telling that story, it proved to be quite an emotional moment.