Pete Davidson is keeping his father's memory alive

By Maura Hohman
September 11, 2018 03:48 PM
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Pete Davidson‘s father, a New York City firefighter, died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks when the Saturday Night Live star was just 7 years old. On the anniversary of his dad Scott’s death, Davidson often posts on social media to honor him.

Since his Twitter and Instagram purge earlier this year, Davidson, 24, hasn’t said anything publicly about losing his father 17 years ago. But for the 15-year mark, he shared two photos with his dad.

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In the first, his dad sips Heineken beer, and Davidson captioned it: “Can’t believe tomorrow is going to be 15 years. Missing the legend !!! Thank u all for ur kind words and support as always #werememberthem.”

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In the second, his father pours a beer next to black boots. The comedian wrote: “One of my dads homies gave me his old dirty a– boots from work and a sick photo of him lookin like a young legend !!! Apparently my dad wore sketchers how f—in embarrassing!” he wrote in the post.

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In 2015, the actor shared a series of tweets remembering his father — a mix of jokes, well wishes for today’s firefighters and thank you’s to people who showed their support, including Mae Whitman and costars Aidy Bryant and Vanessa Bayer. He wrote, “I really appreciate it. I’m a very lucky guy.”

He also ended the day on a serious note, tweeting, “All jokes aside. There’s not a day that goes by where I dont think of u. Ur my hero. Cant wait to see u again someday.”

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More recently, Davidson has involved his fiancée Ariana Grande in keeping his father’s memory alive. In July, just a few weeks after the couple announced their engagement, the singer, 25, was seen with a small tattoo of the numbers 8418, Scott’s badge number. Davidson also has the numbers inked on his left arm.

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And later that month, the “Sweetener” singer was seen wearing a gold necklace with a pendant of his late father’s FDNY badge. When followers criticized Davidson on social media for giving it to her, he commented back, “For ur 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.”