Bob Saget’s loss continues to hit the Hollywood community hard. John Mayer and Jeff Ross remembered their dear friend while retrieving his car from the parking lot at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), where it had been parked since he left on his trip to Florida.
Mayer and Ross tearfully recalled memories of their friend while driving in his car on the freeway.
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“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,” Mayer said as he and Ross went live on Instagram to talk about their friend.
“Everyone is so aware how universal Bob’s love for people was. The thing that just keeps coming up when people say they’re sorry is just, ‘I loved that guy.’”
Bob Saget Was A Shining Light During Dark Times
Saget lost his sister Gay to scleroderma in 1996. He focused his energy on joining the board of directors of the Scleroderma Research Foundation to help raise money to fight the rare autoimmune disease that claimed the life of his sister.
Mayer credited Saget’s positive attitude with how he reacted to her loss. “He had every excuse under the sun to be cynical, to be upset, to be distrusting,” Mayer said.
“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.”
Jeff Ross: ‘[Bob Saget] Loved Making People Happy’
Tributes to Saget’s life and legacy are coming from all corners of the entertainment industry, including from his fellow “Full House” and “How I Met Your Mother” cast members.
Saget was also a beloved member of the comedy community, and Ross sings his praises as the kind of person you could call at any hour when you needed help.
“[Bob] really did care about everybody,” he said. “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.”
Ross praised Saget’s always sage advice and his focus on doing what’s best for the people he cared about. “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.”
Bob Saget Leaves Behind A Legacy of Love
The universal theme of the tributes that have been shared on social media indicate that Saget was a genuinely good person who loved the people who touched his life.
Mayer noted that Saget made sure people knew how he felt about him, and that is the greatest gift of all. “Bob’s effusive and repeated expression of love is the greatest gift that he left people because all we have is the pain of his going. We don’t have to worry about the accounting. The affairs are in order in terms of wondering, or having to wonder, how Bob felt about us.”
“He loved making people happy,” Ross continued, echoing Mayer’s sentiments. “It didn’t matter who you were, your status…he somehow took his TV family and made them his real family, which is unheard of. There’s going to be something missing for a long time.”