SNL’s Pete Davidson Remembers Late Firefighter Dad Who Died on 9/11: “See You Again Someday”

Pete Davidson posted this throwback photo with his father who died
 Courtesy of Pete Davidson/Twitter

Tears, laughs, and a tribute. Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson took to his Twitter on Friday, Sept. 11, to pay tribute to his late firefighter dad, who perished in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks at Ground Zero 14 years ago.

Davidson, 21, who recently marked his one-year anniversary on SNL, naturally used humor at first to honor his dad. “Can’t believe its been 14 years,” he tweeted, alongside a throwback photo of himself wearing a firefighter’s helmet. “I remember seeing ur gigantic d–k like it was just yesterday. RIP Dad #NeverForget.”

The grieving comic followed up with a more sentimental tweet, sharing several additional throwback snaps of his father. He also tweeted out his dad’s firefighter unit number.

Davidson went into even more detail via Instagram. “Can’t believe it’s been 14 years. Over 2/3 of my life without you,” he shared, alongside a picture of his dad dressing him in a firefighter uniform. “It feels like it was just yesterday. There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t think of you. You’re my hero. Can’t wait to see you again someday RIP dad 1/4/68-9/11/01 #neverforget.”

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Comedian Pete Davidson Bobby Bank/

Touched by the outpouring of support from his fans, the SNL star thanked his 160,000-plus followers on Twitter for their outreach. “Thank you so much for all the support today you guys,” he wrote Friday afternoon. “I really appreciate it. I’m a very lucky guy.”

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