Amy Davidson, the mother of comedian Pete Davidson, paid tribute to her late husband, Scott Davidson, on the recent anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Scott Davidson was a firefighter with the New York City Fire Department, and he died in the line of duty while responding to the attacks. Davidson paid tribute to her late husband with a series of photos shared on her Instagram page.
The younger Davidson was just 7 years old at the time of his father’s death.
“Happiest days of my life and I didn’t know it,” Waters Davidson captioned her Instagram post, which included two blue heart emojis. “Never forget and always be grateful.”
Amy’s post featured a carousel of nine pictures, some of which showed Davidson alongside his father.
“Your son has done a amazing job keeping his memory alive,” one user commented on the post. “Only last night did I tell your husbands story to my 7 year old to explain how brave the emergency services were that day.”
“You are always my first thought on this day every year … you and Peter and Casey,” another wrote in part. “The city was never the same after that day …and neither were our hearts.”
“My dad told me he was going to pick me up from school on 9/11. I got picked up by my mom. She didn’t tell me what was going on for like three days,” he explained while speaking to show host Jon Bernthal.
“She kept telling me, ‘Dad’s at work,’ ‘He’s coming home,’ whatever,” he explained. “I had no idea.”
Davidson went on to share at the time that his mother attempted to shield him from the uncertainty of his father’s death by preventing him from watching television.
“Then one night, I turned on the TV, and I just saw my dad on the TV,” he explained. “I was like, ‘Oh, OK.’ And they were like, these are all the firemen that are, like, dead.”
Pete Davidson's mom, Amy Davidson, shared a heartfelt tribute to her late husband, Scott, a firefighter who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. https://t.co/MEIqguW5vn
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