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Twitter Users Rally Around Bob Saget's Wife After She Asks Elon Musk To Restore His Blue Checkmark

Kelly Rizzo asked the Twitter owner to restore the late comedian's verification 'out of respect for his legacy' on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Bob Saget and Kelly Rizzo; Elon Musk
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January 9 marked one year since Bob Saget died at the age of 65.

On the anniversary of his death, Saget's wife Kelly Rizzo made a plea to Twitter owner Elon Musk to restore the comedian's blue checkmark "out of respect for his legacy."

Rizzo tweeted:

"Hi @elonmusk - today on the 1 year anniversary of Bob's (@bobsaget) passing, I saw he's no longer verified?"
"My husband truly loved Twitter."
"Out of respect for his legacy, can something be done?"
"Thank you kindly."

Rizzo finished the tweet with a prayer hands emoji and asking "friends" for their assistance.

Rizzo then followed with:

"And the only reason I'm addressing this at all is because I know Bob would be very bummed about this."
"He'd say, 'Hey, if someone goes to see my page and all the jokes I've tweeted over the years, how will they know it's for sure me!?"

In recent months, Twitter users have been able to acquire the blue checkmark by paying a monthly fee. Unfortunately, many parody accounts have been created and "verified" with blue checks causing much confusion for users.

According to the Wayback Machine, Saget still had a blue checkmark on July 31 of last year.

An inactive Twitter account can lose its verification status if it goes unused for six months.

Saget's pal Seth Green responded with the hashtag #BobSagetImmortal.

Many others chimed in to support Rizzo and her request.

Some - including Musk's friend Jason Calacanis - believe that Twitter should have a feature to memorialize those who've passed.

Facebook and Instagram both offer ways to memorialize accounts of deceased users.

Several users even offered to pay the subscription fee if that's what is necessary to keep the account verified.

Of course, many also offered words of support on what was likely a difficult day for Rizzo.

Musk has yet to reply to Rizzo, and Saget's account remains unverified for now.

Hopefully because of this rally, Twitter will soon offer a way to memorialize accounts.