Pete Davidson honors father who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks
Pete Davidson takes to social media to share a tribute and to honor his father who passed away in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Pete Davidson's father was a New York City firefighter who passed away in the 9/11 terrorist attacks when Pete was only 7-years-old. He took to social media to share an emotional tribute to his father Scott on his death anniversary.
Ever since Pete quietly deleted his Instagram feed, he chose this moment to mark the 15th year with two photographs with his father. The 24-year-old has never said anything about his father publicly before this. In the first photograph, Pete's father can be seen sipping on a Heineken beer and Pete captioned it, "Can’t believe tomorrow is going to be 15 years. Missing the legend!!! Thank you all for your kind words and support as always #werememberthem."
In the second photograph that Pete uploaded, his father is seen pouring the beer next to black boots. Davidson wrote, "One of my dad's homies gave me his old dirty a– boots from work and a sick photo of him looking like a young legend !!! Apparently, my dad wore sketchers how f—in embarrassing!"
In the year 2015, Davidson took to Twitter to share some posts in memory of his father. His posts include a mix of good wishes for present-day firefighters, jokes, and thank you's to all those who have shown their support and love. Amongst those who showed him support were the likes of Mae Whitman and costars Aidy Bryant and Vanessa Bayer. "I really appreciate it. I’m a very lucky guy," Davidson shared.
He chose to end the series by writing, "All jokes aside. There’s not a day that goes by where I don't think of you. You are my hero. Can't wait to see you again someday."
Davidson is currently engaged to Ariana Grande whom he was involved in keeping his father's memory alive. After the couple announced the news of their engagement, the 25-year-old 'Side to Side' singer was seen sporting a small tattoo with the numbers 8418 which is Scott's badge number. Pete also has the same numbers tattooed on his left arm.
Later on that same month, Ariana was seen sporting a gold necklace along with a pendant which had Pete's late father's FDNY badge. However, some fans and followers were not pleased with Pete's decision to give Ariana the badge, and he received a lot of backlash for it. In response to this Davidson shared, "For your information that’s not just some girl, that’s my fiancé. She’s the greatest person I know. I gave it to her because she has my heart and that is the most precious thing I own. My dad would be so happy and love her so much."