Following the death of Robin Williams in 2014, fans and friends of the Oscar-winning actor and comedian were left with a Robin Williams-sized hole in their hearts. On Twitter, admirers and celebrities of the comedian shared poignant recollections and memories of their encounters with the comedic genius. Please share any tales that are both poignant and amusing. Robin Williams has been gone for many years, yet the memories he left behind will live on in perpetuity. Williams was known for being courteous, kind, and, of course, hilarious, and in his chance interactions with fans on the street, at restaurants, or on set, he demonstrated all of those qualities. These people shared some of their best stories about meeting one of the world’s greatest comedic icons.
10. Fans Come In All Shapes And Sizes:
Robin Williams and Koko the Gorilla met at The Gorilla Foundation in 2001. Staff said Williams made Koko smile for the first time in six months, following the death of her gorilla companion.
In 2014, when Koko was given the news of Robin's death, she signed the word "cry." pic.twitter.com/qH54cdUy7m
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) December 6, 2020
9. A Wish Come True:
8. Williams Made One Fan Act Like A ‘Bald Nervous Idiot’:
Yes ma'am. 3xs. Meeting Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg and Robin Williams. Funny stories for all three. Big, brown, bald nervous idiot;) https://t.co/eRY8guhuzI
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 2, 2017
7. The Time He Took A Stand:
6. A Quiet Moment:
I ran into him at the De Anza College arts faire back in the 90s. My expectations were that he would be this manic performer, 24/7. Turns out he was soft spoken, almost shy, and enjoyed shopping for candles with his wife. That made me happy.
— Jeff Cooper (@sharxfan) July 21, 2020
5. He Likes To Play With Fans:
Passed each other when he was filming ‘Jack’ in Ross, CA. I looked shocked to see him and he responded with a spot-on wide-eyed look as if I was the celebrity.
— Chris Heath (@chrisheath13) July 21, 2020
4. Getting Personal:
Robin Williams outside the Toy Boat on Clement Street in San Francisco. He was standing with others, as I recall. As I passed I said, “Hello!”, in a high pitched squeaky voice. Robin’s eyes widened and in a high voice he responded: “Hello! Do you pinch your testicles too?”
— FogBelter (@FogBelter) June 24, 2021
3. The Birds:
2. He Is Just As Curious About Fans As They Are Of Him:
I met him twice walking around SF. Once I was at a stop light on my bicycle and he was at the corner cross walk. He asked me a bunch of questions about my bicycle and I could barely speak. Love that man
— zaj (@elektric_zaj) July 21, 2020
1. He Was A Hugger:
Happy Birthday to one of the most loving, caring, humble and brilliant souls I’ve ever met. Robin came out during the war to personally give a performance to us soldiers. He was so sweet to me gave me a huge hug when we met.He was the real genie to my Aladdin. RIP Robin Williams pic.twitter.com/1chX8vl7j1
— Jesse Wellens (@Jessewelle) July 22, 2018
Fans Have Tweeted Heartwarming Stories About Meeting Robin Williams, And We Are Already In Tears. I can really say Robin Williams was a great man and an extremely talented actor. He had great skills and his death literally made me cry. Thus, this list shows how much he was loved by all and it’s a heart-whelming and full of pain list. What do you people do? Do you love Robin Williams? Let us know your valuable thoughts in the comments section below. Till then, keep reading Animated Times, the perfect place to get a closer look at the entertainment industry, upcoming movies, TV series, celebrity gossip, and much more. We’ll have you covered. Keep reading animated times, guys, for more.