The video ends on a perfect note, with another throwback clip of Walters herself — and, protip, if you start the video exactly at 11:59:15 PM, she'll welcome you into the new decade at the exact time that the clock strikes midnight.
It's almost the New Year, so we're welcoming you to 2020! We know Barbara Walters says it best, but some other stars from our family thought they’d give it a try too. #ThisIs2020 pic.twitter.com/tcpmhIClzt— 20/20 (@ABC2020) December 31, 2019
As perfect as the tribute video is, some fans want to take it even further. Recently, a petition surfaced which campaigned for Walters to announce, "I'm Barbara Walters, and this is 2020” live on-air when the ball drops in NYC.
No one ever said it or did it better. May your 2020 be as iconic as #BarbaraWalters. pic.twitter.com/GNNfVFjfWC— Dustin Fitzharris (@dfitz80) December 31, 2019
So, is Barbara Walters hosting any 2020 celebrations tonight? pic.twitter.com/lyVxhmA7Xq— ?CLB? (@CraftylilBitch) December 31, 2019
Over 7,000 people have signed, with one supporter commenting, “I’m signing because we need more humour in our lives, and this would be hilarious." They're not wrong.
When the ball drops in New York they cut to Barbara Walters and she says “I’m Barbara Walters and this is 20/20” there’s really no other way #MyHopeFor2020 pic.twitter.com/KMDjCJMZ1I— Merry Trishmas (@teepray) December 29, 2019
Regardless of what happens at midnight, this video feels like the perfect way to welcome in a new decade.[video_embed id='1859929']RELATED: Our hosts reveal their most memorable interviews of 2019[/video_embed]
All I want to hear at midnight is Barbara Walters saying "This... Is 2020" pic.twitter.com/m64T8InYrS— Dave Malkoff (@malkoff) December 31, 2019