Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw proved again what a man of honor he is as he reached out to the comedian who once mocked him.
The Texas Republican made a call to “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson following a disturbing message he posted on his Instagram account, which has since been deleted.
Crenshaw talked to Davidson “personally” after he posted, “I don’t want to be on this Earth anymore,” over the weekend. The newly-elected lawmaker told local-news station KPRC2 in Houston that he reached out to the 25-year-old comic to make sure he was all right and to offer advice.
The 34-year-old former Navy SEAL advised Davidson to find his purpose in life and to “know that you have value and you do more good than you realize for people.”
He makes people laugh,” Crenshaw added. “Sometimes he makes people mad. But he makes people laugh a lot. It was a good conversation.”
The veteran was the target of Davidson’s mocking last month as the comedian insulted Crenshaw’s injury which he sustained when a bomb went off while he was serving in Afghanistan, costing him his right eye. After fierce backlash over the segment, Davidson came face-to-face with Crenshaw when the lawmaker made a surprise appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”
Davidson apologized for his remarks and personally apologized to Crenshaw on the air.
Following this past weekend’s alarming post online and completely deleting his Instagram account, police reportedly came to Davidson’s home to check on him. He had recently broken up with former fiancé, singer Ariana Grande.
“We don’t go back very far. We’re not good friends. But I think he appreciated hearing from me,” Crenshaw told KPRC2. “I told him everyone had a purpose in this world. God put you here for a reason. It’s your job to find that purpose. And you should live that way.”
He also revealed that he told Davidson to embrace his “value.”
“Especially a guy like that. Sometimes he makes people laugh, sometimes makes people mad. But he makes people laugh a lot. It was a good conversation,” Crenshaw said.
The incoming congressman earned kudos on social media for his act of compassion.
Put politics aside….this guy Crenshaw should be admired….he is not only a HERO…..but displays compassion that all our political leaders should seek to emulate…THAT is what makes America great…..
— peter davis (@peterda27046524) December 18, 2018
He’s been consistently poised, mature & well spoken since the whole SNL thing happened. I appreciate his character (from what I’ve seen) a lot.
— Alyssa Z. (@alyssa_zaccaro) December 19, 2018
Agreed. Great attitude and easygoing dude as well as funny!
— Mars (@ObscureSheep) December 19, 2018
— Ken Dickerson (@kdixter) December 17, 2018
Simple human decency. It’s not that hard, but so few bother. @DanCrenshawTX seems to be the right kind of role model.
— Justin Alcorn (@JaBbA64) December 18, 2018
we need more people like him in this world.
— steve kontchegulian (@skontch1) December 18, 2018
Thank you for being a decent human. It’s very refreshing at this moment in time.
— Laura Covington (@LauraJoy70) December 18, 2018
@DanCrenshawTX is a class act. So proud he represents me here and will continue to get my vote. Hoping that Pete Davidson finds healing that he needs.
— Nicole (@NeekoalinTx) December 18, 2018
I may or may not agree with your politics but man…thank you @DanCrenshawTX for being a decent human being for reaching out to #PeteDavidson when you didn’t have to. sometimes its the little things that show most character
— Ace Leeverbrown (@aceleeverbrown) December 19, 2018
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