John Mayer and Jeff Ross honored Bob Saget in an emotional Instagram live video while picking up their late friend’s car from Los Angeles International Airport.
On Sunday, Saget, 65, was found dead in his hotel at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, where he was staying following his Saturday night stand-up comedy performance at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Saget had parked his car at LAX prior to his trip to Florida.
During his live video on Wednesday, Mayer, 44, shared bittersweet memories with Saget.
“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 the singer, who was behind the wheel and began to tear up.
“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.’”
Ross, 56, also shared sentiments about his late friend.
“[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,” Ross continued. “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.”
Mayer added a touching vignette about how deeply Bob loved those close to him.
“You know how effusive you have to be, in your love for everyone in your life, for each and every person he loved to be told by another: ‘He loved you so much’? Everyone is held into place by Bob’s insistence on telling everyone how much he loved everyone,” he said. “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 not having to wonder, how Bob felt about us.”