Steve Harvey Got Emotional While Honoring Bob Saget's Legacy on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

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On January 9, one of America’s favorite TV dads Bob Saget passed away at the age of 65 in Orlando, Florida.

Bob’s sudden death immediately prompted a wave of tributes from celebrities and fans alike, which have all commemorated his kindness and unique ability to make people laugh. Notably, the Full House star was remembered by many in the comedy world, including fellow comedian and Family Feud host Steve Harvey. While appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Steve got emotional discussing the loss of the actor.

“We were on shows together on television. We used to do press junkets. It’s crazy because the dude that you see on TV that’s not who that was. The father on Full House, now that’s a different dude.” Steve told Jimmy.

He added: “He was an interesting guy, but what’s crazy is my staff just told me today he emailed me two days ago and they read the email to me this morning, and he wanted me to come do this new podcast [called Bob Saget's Here for You]. He really respected the moral stances that I’ve taken. He was just talking about all the good times we had and they read the email to me so it was a little hard today. He was a great dude.”

Trying to bring a bit of levity to the moment, Jimmy quipped, “It’s hard for me too because he didn’t ask me to do his podcast.”

Steve’s interview with Jimmy came after the late-night host said his own kinds words about Bob. "If you had to pick one word to describe him, that was it: sweetest. I have so many wonderfully kind and supportive texts and emails, calls from Bob," Jimmy declared. "He always had a compliment. He would write sometimes just to tell me he loved me, and I know he did that for many people."

After hearing Steve and Jimmy's kind words about Bob, fans quickly began to rally around the comedians. "Steve is an amazing person. God bless him and his family. Life is short we need to love one another right now. 😊," one fan commented on Youtube. Another fan wrote on Youtube, "Watching this is, for the lack of a better word, heartbreaking. Thank you, Jimmy, for taking the time to talk and reflect on such a wonderful person. Bob Saget was a legend and we’ll all miss him dearly. ❤️"

Steve and Jimmy weren’t the only celebrities to honor Bob's legacy. While the main cast of Full House shared their own tributes to Bob on social media, the stars — namely, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Lori Loughlin, Andrea Barber, Scott Weinger and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen — and Full House creator Jeff Franklin released a joint statement earlier this week.

"Thirty-five years ago, we came together as a TV family, but we became a real family. And now we grieve as a family. Bob made us laugh until we cried. Now our tears flow in sadness, but also with gratitude for all the beautiful memories of our sweet, kind, hilarious, cherished Bob."

The statement continued: "He was a brother to us guys, a father to us girls and a friend to all of us. Bob, we love you dearly. We ask in Bob’s honor, hug the people you love. No one gave better hugs than Bob. ~ John, Dave, Candace, Jodie, Lori, Andrea, Scott, Jeff, Ashley and Mary-Kate."

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