Tucker Carlson, the lightning rod Fox News host, has been as much a story in recent years as the controversial topics he’s covered on his show. While his confrontational style and strong opinions have made him a target of the American left, there’s another side to him that many viewers don’t see.
In the wake of his sudden departure from Fox News, several admirers took to social media to share stories of Carlson’s kindness and generosity. Janice Dean, a Fox News weather anchor known for her whistleblowing on then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 policies, shared her experience with Carlson’s behind-the-scenes support. She spoke of his help and friendship away from the spotlight, expressing her gratitude for his kindness.
Conservative writer Nate Hochman recounted a time when Carlson called him out of the blue to offer support and advice during a difficult period. Hochman emphasized how surreal it was to have one of the most powerful figures in conservative politics take the time to help a random 23-year-old he had never met before.
Another unusual story came from a 2013 YouTube video featuring Carlson. In the video, a man who didn’t know who Carlson was at the time approached him with a camera. Carlson calmly and helpfully engaged with the stranger, showcasing a humble and patient side of him that viewers rarely see.
Conservative columnist Matt Walsh shared that Carlson once sent him an encouraging text message, despite not knowing him personally at the time. Conservative radio host Larry O’Connor also recalled a time when Carlson invited him to spend Thanksgiving with his family after learning O’Connor was away from home and newly divorced.
These stories provide a glimpse into Tucker Carlson’s character beyond his TV persona. While his professional career will undoubtedly recover from his departure from Fox News, these testimonies highlight the human side of a man who has faced both admiration and criticism in the public eye.