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Dick Van Dyke's Tribute To Mary Tyler Moore Will Make You Cry

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Dick Van Dyke pays tribute to Mary Tyler Moore.

We are still so saddened by Mary Tyler Moore's death.

But the tributes that have been pouring in have been so heartwarming.

Related: Mary Tyler Moore's Best TV Moments

Perhaps the greatest tribute comes from Dick Van Dyke himself, who wrote a letter remembering his dear friend and former costar.

Calling her "the best," the 91-year-old reminisces on their time together onset and praises the actress' massive talent.

Here's an excerpt from his letter (below):

"She was 23 years old, gorgeous of course, and had a kind of mid-Atlantic accent. She sounded a little bit like Katharine Hepburn. My first question was, "Can this girl do comedy?" After that I said, "She's a little young for me." I got to be on hand and watch her grow into the talent she became. She was just the best."

He added:

"Outside of her family, I don't think there was anyone more proud of her than I was. Just to watch her grow was such a thrill for me. She left an imprint on television comedy."

That, she certainly did. She was a national treasure who inspired a countless number of women!

Read the full letter HERE!

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