In the posthumous message, Trebek acknowledged the unprecedented difficulties facing the nation this Thanksgiving.
“You know, in spite of what America and the rest of the world is experiencing right now, there are many reasons to be thankful,” Trebek said in the video.
“There are more and more people extending helpful hands to do a kindness to their neighbors,” he continued, “and that’s a good thing.”
A spokesperson for the show did not immediately respond to inquiries regarding when the episode was taped.
“Keep the faith,” Trebek urged. “We’re going to get through all of this, and we will be a better society because of it.”