Candace Cameron Bure remembers Full House dad Bob Saget: 'My childhood is wrapped up in you'
Since news broke of Bob Saget's death earlier this week, tributes have been pouring in from fans and friends of the late comedian, with specific moving tributes from those who worked with Saget on Full House and How I Met Your Mother.
On Monday, Candace Cameron Bure, who played Saget's oldest daughter D.J. Tanner on ABC's original Full House series, as well as on Netflix's Fuller House revival, posted a lengthy and emotional Instagram tribute to her on-screen dad calling him the "sticky, messy, squishy, sweet, lovable glue" of the family.
"My childhood is wrapped up in you, my formative teenaged years and the rest of adulthood. You taught me to feel deeply at such a young age. You were never afraid or ashamed to share your emotions, to cry, to love, to laugh and say it out loud," Bure wrote alongside a recent photo of the two sharing a hug.
The actress went on to talk about how she felt connected to Saget from her first days on set as a 10-year-old, explaining he wasn't 'just like a father, but one of my closest friends in life. This hurts like nothing I've ever felt before."
"I want one more hug," Bure added. "I want one more text that says, 'Oh, btw, it's me Bob,' after a long rant. I want one more laugh. I want to roll my eyes at you one more time. I want you to tell me to watch something but then tell me maybe I shouldn't because of my faith. You were always so protective of me, and cared about everything. And everybody."
Shortly after Saget's death was confirmed on Sunday night, Bure tweeted saying she didn't "know what to say" and had "no words." On Tuesday, the Full House cast — including Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin, Andrea Barber, Scott Weinger, and series creator Jeff Franklin — released a joint statement via Stamos' Instagram expressing the scope of thier loss.
"Thirty-five years ago, we came together as a TV family, but we became a real family," said the statement. "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. 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."