Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson Pays Tribute to His Father Who Died on 9/11

Comedian was just seven when his father passed away in the terrorist attacks

By Mike Vulpo Sep 12, 2016 12:22 AMTags

Gone but certainly not forgotten.

As millions of Americans stop this weekend and remember all the heroes and victims from the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, one Saturday Night Live cast member is paying tribute to his father with a little light-hearted humor.

In an Instagram post shared Sunday morning, Pete Davidson posted a throwback photo of Scott Davidson. Along the way, he also was able to show off his personality in a heartfelt caption.

"One of my dads homies gave me his old dirty ass boots from work and a sick photo of him lookin like a young legend !!!" Pete shared online. "Apparently my dad wore sketchers how f--kin embarrassing!!"

He added, "Missing the legend!!! Thank u all for ur kind words and support as always #werememberthem."

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For those who may not realize, Pete was just seven years old when his firefighter father died in the terrorist attacks in New York City. According to the New York Post, Scott and five other firefighters raced across the Brooklyn Bridge to the burning Twin Tours.

The six made it to the Marriott World Trade Center Hotel, where they were seen helping terrified guests. Sadly, the property would later collapse.

As Pete heads to New Jersey Sunday evening to perform at the Oddball Festival, the comedian plans to wear "my dad's old high school jersey."

And while Pete has been able to find some humor in such a sad event, the comedian admitted last year that his father is always on his mind.

"All jokes aside. There's not a day that goes by where I dont think of u. Ur my hero," he wrote on social media. "Cant wait to see u again someday."