I fired somebody for the first time, and today was his last day at work. →
[More:] We hugged and wished each other well.
I fired him about a month ago, but let him stay on while he found another job.
He was a nice guy, everybody, myself included, like him.
The firing was a rational decision, not an emotional one, so it felt strange to just watch him walk out, without being angry or sick of him, etc., just having decided that he should go.
It's not easy being the boss, I guess.