Pete Davidson has gone online to speak in glowing terms about Bob Saget after the 65-year-old’s death.
Comedian Saget was best known for his role in US comedy Full House, and his passing has shocked many in Hollywood.
Davidson does not normally use social media. But he borrowed comedian Dave Sirus’s Instagram account to explain exactly how much Saget meant to him.
“Just wanted you guys to know that Bob Saget was one of the nicest men on the planet,” Davidson wrote.
“When I was younger and several times throughout our friendship he helped me get through some rough mental health stuff. He stayed on the phone with my mom for hours trying to help in any way he can – connecting us with doctors and new things we can try. He would check in on me and make sure I was okay.”
Inspired by some and an inspiration to others
That level of compassion is not easy to find and Davidson’s post is sure to resonate with many who are struggling. The help of others can be vital and Saget was clearly never too busy to lend a helping hand and an understanding ear.
In one of his last interviews, Saget spoke to News4JAX about the importance of teachers in his own life, particularly a man called Lew Klein.
“When you get a teacher like that in your life, anybody watching who knows what I’m saying. Both of my sisters were teachers and there’s nothing like it if you’re a good teacher and he literally helped me. He would talk to me and then we lost him not too long ago, which was very sad.”
Those comments are particularly insightful given Davidson’s own feelings towards Saget. It is clear that the elder statesman of comedy took what he learned from his own teachers and cared greatly for those coming up behind him.
Davidson’s relationship with Kim Kardashian has made plenty of headlines in recent weeks. Having previously dated Kate Beckinsale and Kaia Gerber, he is now said to be getting very close to the reality star and entrepreneur.
But today is about mourning the loss of an American great, and it is clear that Davidson has lost a great friend and mentor who will never be forgotten.
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