Last week, comedian Pete Davidson made fun of Texas Republican Lt. Commander Dan Crenshaw on Saturday Night Live for wearing an eye patch ahead of the elections. (For those that don't know, Crenshaw lost his eye when an IED blew up in his face during his third combat tour in Afghanistan.) Among other digs, Davidson said that the eye patch made Crenshaw look like a “hitman in a porno movie.”
People on social media almost immediately began attacking Davidson for the jokes, claiming that the jokes had been taken too far considering how much Crenshaw had sacrificed for his country.
The next day, Crenshaw won his race on election day in Texas. Four days after his victory, he appeared next to Davidson on SNL.
Crenshaw spent a few minutes roasting the comedian, but then graciously accepted Davidson's apology live on air.
Crenshaw even offered up some hopeful advice for the country currently divided by politics:
"The left and right can still agree on some things," Crenshaw said, adding that "Americans can forgive one another. We can remember what brings us together as a country and still see the good in each other."