On his first interview since his fatal car accident, actor/comedian Tracy Morgan opens up in an extremely heart felt way. Connecting with fellow NBC colleague Matt Lauer on the Today show, Morgan expressed a great deal of gratitude, appreciation, and honored his best friend, the late James McNair.

When tragedy happens, the experience itself albeit not great, can cause a spectrum of emotions. However, during such trying times, time when allowed, can heal. What Morgan displays is the beginning of that process. And that progress is what will touch the lives of others.