In a heartfelt Instagram tribute to Betty White upon her New Year’s Eve death, Bob Saget recalled that “The Golden Girls” screen icon was “exactly who you wanted her to be…Razor sharp wit, smart, kind, hilarious, sincere, and so full of love.” Given that celebrities like Kathy Griffin tweeted when Saget died on January 9 that, “You couldn’t find a nicer or sharper wit than Bob Saget,” the comedian might as well have been describing himself.
In his lengthy, yet witty celebration of White’s life, Saget offered a fond anecdote about a ride the two once shared on a private jet. “Both of us sipping Bloody Mary’s. 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.’ And then of course she went right to sipping from her straw,” Saget recalled.
Saget waxed most heartwarmingly about White and her late husband Allen Ludden in his post, reflecting that, “If things work out by Betty’s design— in the afterlife, they are reunited. I don’t know what happens when we die, but if Betty says you get to be with the love of your life, then I happily defer to Betty on this.”