Bob Saget’s friends, comedian Jeff Ross and musician John Mayer, televised their emotional journey live as they drove the late comedian’s car home from the airport.
The duo were good friends with Saget and were among the first to talk about his death. As a result, they volunteered to pick up his car after he drove it to LAX to catch a flight to Florida where he starred in a comedy show the night he died suddenly in his hotel room. . On the way back to Saget’s on Highway 405, Ross took to Instagram from Mayer’s account and used the camera while the singer drove.
The conversation got emotional at times as they both reflected on their friend with Ross who quickly made a joke whenever it looked like Mayer was about to cry while driving. The singer started off by declaring how difficult it was to talk about what Saget meant to him knowing that he was loved and had an impact on so many others.
“Everyone is so aware of Bob’s universal love for people that no one wants to step on someone else’s feet,” he explained. “And the fear for me is that everyone out of respect would hesitate and get over it and that’s just because people understand how important their personal relationship with Bob was. The biggest fear would be talking about. love Bob in a way that would replace someone else’s love for Bob. “
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Ross added, “He was really love. He portrayed that. He has a beautiful wife, three daughters and then made his fake family from TV and it was a real family!”
Ross was referring to Saget’s “Full House” co-stars with whom he remained close even after the show ended, often referring to each of them as his family. Almost everyone in the cast released a statement after his death honoring and praising the man called “America’s Father.”
Mayer noted that the biggest lesson he learned from Saget was to tell the people in his life that he loved them as often as possible because he had seen how much it had helped those close to Bob’s life. following his death.
“Anyone can say ‘he loved you. He said this and that and that about you,'” the singer explained. “Bob’s overwhelming and repeated expression of love is the best gift he has left people because all we have is the pain of his leaving and we don’t have to worry about it. accounting. Business is fine in terms of questioning, whether or not I wonder how Bob felt about us. “
He joked, “This is the only time in my life I’ve been honored to help a friend at LAX.”
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Both men became moved when they realized that the person they would each have called to help them deal with this kind of unexpected grief and loss was Saget. Mayer lamented that he would have found a “nuanced” way to explain the situation and Ross noted that Saget had a way of seeing the bright side.
“[Bob] really took care of everyone. If you need a doctor, if you need an avocado, if you need a pastrami sandwich at three in the morning because a girl just broke your heart, Bob was that guy ” Ross explained.
The comedian praised his friend for his positivity in light of the tragedies he saw throughout his life, including the deaths of family members like his two sisters.
“He had an excuse not to [be positive]. Bob had every excuse under the sun for being cynical, for being upset, for being wary of fate. He had every reason under the sun not to trust the system, “Mayer said in tears.”
Mayer continued, “He laughed and he spread joy and his protest against the cruelty of these things was that he was going to smile, spread love, be childish, be innocent and be loving.”
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The duo wrapped up Instagram Live while they were still on the road in order to have a few moments to themselves before returning the actor’s Toyota Prius to his wife, Kelly Rizzo.
Rizzo took to her Instagram story later that evening to share what the live broadcast meant to her.
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“These 2 men supported me and took care of me (and many other amazing people who loved my husband more than anything_ But these two, driving our little Prius that Bob left at the airport, at home , was so solid. And I’m glad it gave them time to mull over and share their love for Bob with everyone who watched. The Prius is now home, “she wrote.