Lara Saget, the middle daughter of the late beloved comedian Bob Saget, shared an emotional tribute to her dad on Instagram on January 27th where she discussed the most important lesson she learned from him while he was alive.
“To anyone afraid to love,” the caption began. “Unconditional love is the greatest of gifts.”
Along with the caption, Lara shared a black and white photo of her and her father, who she wrote “loved with everything he had” despite having “so many reasons to be scared to love” because “[s]o many loved ones kept dropping the body.”
“Instead of being scared, he loved more,” she wrote. “I am beyond grateful to receive and to give that love.”
Bob died unexpectedly earlier this month at the age of 65. In the ’90s, Saget was the king of television, best known for playing Danny Tanner on Full House and hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos for most of the decade. He was also known for being a fierce champion of other comedians and was often called “America’s Dad.” But his most important role was being the father to three daughters, Aubrey, Lara, and Melanie. Throughout his life, he spoke openly about how his kids were the most important part of his life.
“They are the light of my life. I am a fortunate man in that all three of my daughters are exceptional,” he told PEOPLE in January 2016. “[They are] very high beings, very smart people, very wonderful and very brilliant, very beautiful.”
And based on Lara’s post, it’s clear that Bob loved his daughters dearly and taught them to live out that love in their own lives. Lara closed out her caption by sharing the most essential lesson she ever learned from her dad, which featured a simple but massively important message we could all remember in our lives.
“Love completely and be kind,” She wrote. “Of all the lessons he taught me, these feel the biggest.”