The news brought forth an outpouring of compliments and praise to his legacy, his talent, and his humanity. Two of Saget's closest friends in Hollywood, singer John Mayer and fellow comedian Jeff Ross, took to Mayer's Instagram this week to remember Saget on a live stream. They were picking up Bob's car, which he had left at LAX International Airport in Los Angeles, prior to flying to Orlando. The two made a point of remembering Saget for who he was as a person, and how much kindness he exuded.
"I've never known a human being on this earth who could give that much love, individually and completely, to that many people in a way that made each person feel like he was a main character in their life and they were a main character in his life," said Mayer.
John Mayer and Jeff Ross Remember Bob Saget
"Everyone is so aware how universal Bob's love for people was," Mayer said before tearing up. "The thing that just keeps coming up when people say they're sorry is just, 'I loved that guy.'" Mayer also pointed out how Saget's difficult personal life never bled over into his work or his personal relationships.
"He had every excuse under the sun to be cynical, to be upset, to be distrusting. - He had every reason to be the guy in the back of the bar bitter. [But] he laughed and he spread joy and his protest against the cruelty of these things was that he was going to smile, and spread love, and be childlike, and be innocent, and be loving."
Comedian Jeff Ross had similar thoughts on the life and times of his friend Bob Saget:
"[Bob] really did take care about everybody... If you need a doctor, if you need a lawyer, if you need a pastrami sandwich at three in the morning because some girl just broke your heart, Bob was that guy. - He knew how to handle success and help people stay successful. He always gave me great advice. ... I'd say Bob, 'What do I do? I feel guilty. I'm getting pressured to do this or that.' He'd say, 'Do what's good for you.' And he really understood how to preserve himself and take care of himself and take care of others."
High praise for a man who will be very fondly remembered by many as "America's Favorite Dad." Another legend gone too soon!