Academy Award winning filmmaker and amber sunlight through a rustling tree in human form, Spike Jonze, teamed up with Stephen Colbert to film an intro for The Late Show.

Jonze, who was a guest on last night's episode, brought out all his typical trademarks to create a weird, depressing, and ultimately moving short clip.

Waking up in Central Park, after losing touch with humanity?

Check.

Tree branches?

Check.

Giant parka?

Metaphor for societal alienation?

Check.

Close-up with a faded horizon/faded humanity?

Check.

Puppet?

Check. (Hi, Grover).

Human/puppet solidarity.

Sage-puppet says something profound to non-sage human?

Check!

Non-sage human, now a little less-non-sage after spending time with sage-puppet, reemerges into society, regains faith in humanity?

REDEMPTION.