On Monday, Pete Davidson’s mother Amy paid a heartfelt tribute to her late husband Scott Davidson, a New York City firefighter who was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Marking the 22nd anniversary since the 2001 terrorist attacks, the Saturday Night Live alum’s mother released many flashback images of Scott, a New York City firefighter who perished during the attacks.
“Happiest days of my life and I didn’t know it 💙” she wrote in the caption of her Instagram post. “Never forget and always be grateful 💙”
Amy and Scott were pictured hugging, a little Pete trying on his dad’s firefighting gear, and his sister Casey smiling happily in her father’s arms:
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In March Pete, now 29, remembered how he found out his father had died in the September 11 attacks.
“My dad told me he was going to pick me up from school on 9/11. I got picked up by my mom,” he stated on the Real Ones podcast. “She didn’t tell me what was going on for like, three days.”
He went on, “She kept telling me, ‘Dad’s at work,’ ‘He’s coming home,’ whatever. I had no idea.”
The comedian, who was seven years old at the time, revealed that his mother “grounded” him from watching television, most probably to prevent him from seeing media coverage of the attacks.
He also went on to add, “Then one night, I turned on the TV and I just saw my dad on the TV. I was like, ‘Oh, OK.’ And they were like, these are all the firemen that are, like, dead.”
“It was weird because we didn’t know he was dead for, like, three weeks,” he elaborated. “They were finding people, you know? They were pulling people out of s—, and there was just some sort of hope. Like, it was just up and down and nobody knew how to deal with it.”
@archehistory tweeted about the final moments of the courageous firefighter who gave up his life to save as many people as he could during the 9/11 attacks:
Pete Davidson's father, Scott Davidson, was last seen helping evacuate people from the Marriott World Trade Centre moments before the building collapsed. He was one of the most courageous firefighters of Ladder 118.
Pete who was seven at the time, later revealed in a podcast the… pic.twitter.com/qF2TGcrCUm
— Archeology and History (@archehistory) September 11, 2023
Both Pete and his sister Casey have since paid tribute to their deceased father on previous anniversaries of the attacks.
“This year more then ever I wish you could be here. We miss you, we celebrate you and we remember you every day. Proud to be your caseygirl 💜” Casey said in a 2022 post, accompanying a trio of photos of the family’s late patriarch.
In 2015, the actor posted a series of tweets commemorating his father, interlaced with jokes and thanks to companions who reached out on the day, writing, “I really appreciate it. I’m a very lucky guy.”
He concluded his message on a solemn 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.”
Our hearts go out to all those who lost their loved ones during the tragic events of 9/11, a somber chapter in America’s history.