Meghan McCain took to Twitter on Thursday to congratulate fellow “View” co-host Sara Haines on her new job in a heartfelt goodbye message.
Last month, ABC announced Haines would be leaving the daytime talk show to join “Good Morning America’s” Michael Strahan for the launch of the show’s third hour, “Good Morning America Day.” The show is set to premiere on Monday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. EDT/noon PDT, according to USA TODAY.
“I’ll miss you terribly @sarahaines – you’re all sunshine and it’s been an absolute pleasure working with you,” McCain wrote. “Can’t wait to watch you and @michaelstrahan on Good Morning America Day!”
Thursday marked Haines’ last day on the ABC talk show after two seasons. The waterworks flowed after a highlight reel of her best moments, as Haines gave an emotional goodbye to her four co-hosts, those who worked on the show and the millions of viewers at home.
” … It has been an honor, a privilege and an absolute dream to work here at this show,” Haines said through tears. “From the many people that you guys will never see behind the cameras who have become lifelong friends — they’re not going anywhere — to dear friends I have made at this table who are absolutely TV gold.”
“You guys are strong, empowered, opinionated women and for anyone who’s ever been in a sport, you know the best team members are the ones who lift you up and make you better and you guys did that for me,” she added. “I love this view and I love all of you.
Co-host Sunny Hostin choked back tears, while McCain and longtime host Joy Behar managed to keep their eyes dry during the heartfelt moment.
“The two wicked witches, we don’t cry,” said Behar, jokingly.
Host Whoopi Goldberg also said her goodbyes, noting that while she was “thrilled” about Haines’ new chapter, she was also “bummed” to see her leave.
Haines then closed the show by reciting their motto: “Have a great day everyone and take a little time to enjoy ‘The View.'”
“GMA Day” will replace food-themed talk show “The Chew,” which was canceled last year.