Alex Trebek's Final Week Of 'Jeopardy!' Begins With Heartfelt Plea For Compassion

Alex Trebek was and will continue to be an inspiration for people all around the world, and not just for his 36 year long job hosting Jeopardy! with kindness, humor, and grace. He will also be remembered for spreading positivity and compassion whenever possible, which has been proven once again in a clip from his final week of pre-taped Jeopardy! episodes, airing this week.

Alex Trebek passed away on November 8th after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

The world was heartbroken over the loss of the longtime Jeopardy! host, who we had been watching on our screens for 36 years.

Alex had pre-taped weeks' worth of shows before his passing, and his final week began on Monday, January 4th.

Although at the time Alex hadn't known this would be his final week of shows, he began with a poignant and emotional message.

"You will recall about a month ago, I asked all of you to take a moment and give thanks for all of the blessings that you enjoy in your lives," Alex said in the clip, which had been shared on social media.

"Now, today a different kind of message," he continued.

"This is the season of giving. I know you want to be generous with your family, with your friends, your loved ones, but today I'd like you to go one step further," Alex went on.

This weeks worth of episodes had originally been planned to be broadcasted the week of Christmas.

"I'd like you to open up your hands and open up your hearts to those who are still suffering because of COVID-19," he went on.

"People who are suffering through no fault of their own. We're trying to build a gentler, kinder society. If we all pitch in just a little bit, we're going to get there."

What an amazing message from an amazing man. You can watch the clip for yourself right here.