Bob Saget Offered a Touching Tribute to the Late Betty White Before His Own Death

by Matthew Memrick
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Comedian and star Bob Saget offered a touching tribute and a great story about the late Betty White before his death on Sunday (1/10).

The 65-year-old captured the legendary woman in a simple photo, sitting on a white porch swing with that everlasting smile after her Dec. 31 death. White was weeks away from her 100th birthday, a mark that many cheered for her to reach.

Ten days later, Saget died, and the tributes are pouring in about the former “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos” star.

Bob Saget Shared A Touching Story Of His Time With White

Saget put together a memorable story while praising the comedienne for her long work.

“Betty White. This amazing woman was exactly who you wanted her to be,” Saget began. “Razor sharp wit, smart, kind, hilarious, sincere, and so full of love.”

Saget recounted sneaking onto the “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in 1974 when he was 15 to see the comedy legend. He said he “watched her hit everything she said out of the park” on the show.

The star said he was fortunate enough to “hang out with her on several occasions” decades later. Those opportunities allowed him to “pink into what a remarkable talent and human being” she was.

Saget said there was one particular moment involving an ABC-owned jet where he could spend time with her, sipping Bloody Marys.

 “We had been laughing for hours — I looked into her eyes and faux romantically said, ‘How ’bout it, Betty, you and me in the bathroom? Mile High Club?’ She answered me before I had a chance to finish the invite — ‘Of course, Bob, you go in there first, and I’ll meet you as soon as I finish my drink.’”

Saget finished the joke by saying she went back to sipping her Bloody Mary drink, and he was left waiting in the jet bathroom for over two hours.

Saget Talks About Betty White, Afterlife

Bob Saget moved on to recounting White’s love for her late husband, Allen Ludden. The star said he hoped they’d reunite in the afterlife. Ludden died in 1981. 

In a now-sad statement, Saget said he didn’t know “what happens when we die,” but White said, “you get to be with the love of your life.”

The man said he “happily defer to Betty” on that statement.

Maybe now, Bob Saget gets to be with his late sisters. Gay Saget died from scleroderma in her 40s, while Andrea Saget died of a brain aneurysm when she was 34.

Saget’s Last Instagram Post On His Comedy

The star’s last-ever show came at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Jacksonville. He took time to share a photo from the empty hall.  

“I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it,” Saget wrote. He had comedy tour dates for Jan. 28 and 29 shows.

He closed out by saying he was going everywhere “until I get the special shot.” And he added he was addicted to stand-up comedy.