An Ode to Mr. Williams

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just a few lines on the passing of robin williams. he was a great man and he will be missed dearly.

Submitted: August 12, 2014

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Submitted: August 12, 2014



I think we are all affected by the death of such a wonderful human being and it is quite sad to hear that a man who spent the entirety of his career making others happy himself was encaptured and in the end swallowed whole by depression. In the last two days I have read many stories of people recounting how Mr.Williams managed to make their life a little bit better and it is truly heart warming. Like when he was doing animation recordings for one of his upcoming films, the shooting for Schindler's list was going on across from his studio, and so every day after his shift he would go over and cheer up the cast with some of his comical works of the day. Another story was when a child, now older, recalls when a dear family member had passed and after the funeral the family had walked in with the look of grief in their eyes. They sat down in a small booth and they looked up to see Robin Williams, who sat down with them and told them a few jokes, and helped cheer them up. The child and her family say they remember this man not because he was a celebrity but because all he wanted to do was cheer up this family to the best of his ability. 

I remember watching his movies growing up and he would always manage to bring a smile to my face and of course tears (with performances like Mrs. Doubtfire) He was a talented man, and his dedication to his work, his passion for spreading joy will always be remembered. Oh Captain, My Captain, you have taught us well, you showed us that things in life cannot always be looked at from a single perspective. You taught us the impact a single smile, joke or a few kind words could have on someone that really needed it, and it pains us to see you go like this. To us you were immortal, we did not think that someone with so many outstanding achievements and someone we all grew up with could leave us. We thought you were eternal, just like the joy you gave us. 

You were a fine man Mr. Williams, and it was a pleasure growing up watching you. You are missed, dearly.


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