Bob Saget's pals John Mayer and Jeff Ross choke up while retrieving his car from LAX

Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Entertainment News

Musician John Mayer and comedian Jeff Ross teared up while swapping stories about their love for Bob Saget — and Saget's love for them — while they were retrieving their mutual friend's car from the airport Wednesday.

The pair went live on Mayer's Instagram for 25 minutes while driving on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles after picking up Saget's "immaculate," "junk car" Prius from an LAX parking lot, where the late actor had left it before a flight to Florida. The "Full House" veteran was found dead Sunday at his Orlando hotel after performing on his "I Don't Do Negative Comedy Tour."

"This is the only time in my life I've been honored to help a friend out at LAX," Mayer quipped about the usually arduous errand that most Angelenos dread.

But the pair turned the task, which cost $250, into a touching tribute to the beloved TV star. It was one of many testimonials that honored Saget this week after his unexpected death shook up his family, friends, fans and co-stars.

Mayer, 44, poured his heart out into his remembrance, explaining that he knew Saget for 15 years but still felt like "the new guy."

"I've just 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.


"He really was love," Ross said. "Like, he represented that. He has a beautiful wife, three daughters and then made his fake family from TV into his real family."

"And 30,000 people are tied for third place," Mayer added.

"Do 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'?" Mayer continued.

"Everyone is held into place by Bob's insistence on telling everyone how much he loved everyone. ... 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."


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