'SNL' Star Pete Davidson Posts Funny, Heartfelt Tribute to Firefighter Dad Who Died on 9/11

by Meredith B. Kile 7:35 PM PDT, September 11, 2015
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Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson took to Twitter on Friday to remember his father, a New York City firefighter who died in the terrorist attacks on New York City on September 11, 2001.

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Davidson, who recently celebrated his one-year-anniversary working on the NYC-based live sketch show, remembered his late father with photos and a mix of heartfelt sincerity and his trademark hilarity.

"Can't believe its been 14 years. I remember seeing ur gigantic dick like it was just yesterday," the comedian tweeted. "RIP Dad #NeverForget."

Davidson was just 7 year old when his father Scott died trying to rescue guests at the Marriott World Trade Center Hotel. One of the photos the comedian shared shows his father putting his fireman’s jacket on a young Pete.

"All jokes aside. There's not a day that goes by where I dont think of u," the 21-year-old continued on Twitter. "Ur my hero. Cant wait to see u again someday."

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Davidson also tweeted out his father’s FDNY unit number and a thanks to friends and fans who sent him support on the tough anniversary.

"Thank you so much for all the support today you guys," he wrote. "I really appreciate it. I'm a very lucky guy."

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