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Former Blues Clues host Steve returns for a heartfelt message to his former viewers addressing 'abrupt' departure

Josh Dela Cruz And Steve Burns Light The Empire State Building Blue In Celebration Of Blue's Clues
Josh Dela Cruz And Steve Burns Light The Empire State Building Blue In Celebration Of Blue's Clues / Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

Steve Burns, 47, the former host of Blues Clues posted a heartfelt message to his former viewers who are now all grown up, on Tuesday, which brought many of them to tears!

On Tuesday, Steve Burns, who hosted the first four seasons of the show, during which he found clues with a blue dog named Blue, before departing in a 2002 episode titled “Steve went to college,” addressed his former fans in a video shared by Nick Jr on Twitter.

Turns out, the now-47-year-old opted to go to college instead of continuing on with his acting career. 

"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?" Steve Burns reminisced 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? Because I realize that was kind of abrupt," he carried on.

“I just kinda got up and went to college. And that 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.” Watch the emotional video below!