On the 21st anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Pete Davidson’s younger sister penned a touching tribute to their late father, a firefighter who died in the horrific 9/11 attacks.
In an Instagram post, Casey Davidson wrote, “This year, more than ever, I wish you could be here. We miss you, we celebrate you, and we remember you every day. Proud to be your caseygirl.”
Casey had just turned three when her father, Scott Davidson, died while responding to the Twin Tower attacks, while her brother Pete was seven.
Firefighters from Ladder Company 118 in Brooklyn Heights, including Scott Davidson, raced across the Brooklyn Bridge to the burning buildings.
As the guests in the Marriott World Trade Center Hotel were frightened, the six firemen ran up the stairs to save them before they were trapped inside. Unfortunately, when the towers collapsed, the hotel was destroyed.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation reports that the comedian’s father had dreamed of becoming a firefighter since childhood.
According to an obituary posted on the site, his “acts of heroism are not surprising. He was a brave and fearless man and a devout patriot.”
Scott’s obituary states that Pete and Casey Davidson were the two people closest to his heart.
The obituary further states, “He was very proud of them‚ and he was happiest while coaching them, having a catch, or watching a dance recital. He coached his son Peter in football and baseball‚, and his daughter Casey was certainly a ‘Daddy’s Girl.’ He loved his children above all things.”
Casey graduated last month from Pace University’s physician assistant program in collaboration with Lennox Hill Hospital.
Even though Pete Davidson, who has become the youngest cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” hasn’t used social media in a long time, he has frequently praised and honored the memory of his father.
The King of Staten Island star, whose body consists of many tattoos, got his first tattoo from his father’s FDNY badge number.
In commemoration of the 21st anniversary of September 11, a comedy benefit was hosted by Pete Davidson and Jon Stewart at Madison Square Garden last year. Various 9/11 charities received proceeds from the show.