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Robin Williams Was Truly One Of The Kindest Celebrities In The World, And If You Disagree, Here Are 31 Stories To Prove It

"I saw Robin Williams in a pool with paddles on his hands — he immediately went into character and clapped them like a seal."

1. “I was an extra in Dead Poets Society, and at the end of our last day of shooting (which happened to be New Year’s Eve), he decided to come into the auditorium where the extras (400 kids) were being kept and he entertained us for a solid 20 minutes. It was such a sweet thing to do — I’m sure he was tired and wanted to be with his family, but it was unforgettable for all of us. I got to meet him again and told him how much I appreciated what he did on set, and he said, ‘Hey, I appreciate what YOU did.’ Just a kind, sweet man.”

Robin Williams in "Dead Poets Society" saying: "We all have a great need for acceptance, but you must trust that your beliefs are unique, your own"

2. “Having lived in the San Francisco Bay area almost all of my life, there are MANY stories of Robin Williams’ generosity. There was a family who had just come from their grandma’s funeral, and they stopped at a donut shop for a snack and coffee. One could tell that they were upset by their conversation about cleaning out their grandma’s belongings from her nursing home — after a while, the man in the next booth (his back to them) got up and introduced himself, and it was Robin Williams! He asked if he could join them and mentioned he had overheard their conversation — he asked them what kind of person their grandma was like, and what kind of things she enjoyed doing. After just a few minutes, he had them laughing and celebrating her life, and when he left, he paid for their donuts and coffee.”

Matt Damon and Robin Williams hugging in "Good Will Hunting"

3. “When I was 6 months old, I got a really bad case of pneumonia and almost died. My family and I were in the hospital around Christmas time, and Robin fucking Williams walked into the room, talked with my parents and older brother, and gave me a toy. He did that for all of the children in the hospital, and that’s how the man spent his Christmas — he literally hid from the press because he didn’t want it turning into a huge media event. What a stand-up lad.”

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