The World Pays Tribute to Robin Williams On The Anniversary Of His Death
When the news circulated the globe last August 11th, that Robin Williams was no longer a part of this world, a sadness fell over the world's population at the loss of a soul that had touched us all, in some way. Whether it was through his witty comedy which lifted us all, or his philosophical views which made us ponder. Nonetheless, he made us all smile.
In tribute to Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar took to Instagram to share a picture of a recreation of a scene from Good Will Hunting, which was left in an homage to Williams last year. The actress accompanied the heart-felt photo with the words of American poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, which she felt perfectly encapsulated her late friend.
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here. This is to have succeeded". #Emerson
Sarah then warmly added, as if Williams could hear, "You succeeded".
77,000 tweets were posted before the anniversary of his passing, with the hashtag #RobinWilliams taking over the trending news.
Sarah was not alone in her homage to Williams, with actor John Stamos reposting the tweet he made last year on hearing about his passing.
"Dear money, send mom" Robin Williams. The first autograph I ever got. You are missed Robin. #RobinWilliams
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) August 11, 2015
The U.S Department of Defense, as well as Perez Hilton even joined the chain of tributes.
— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) August 11, 2015
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) August 11, 2015
Actor Chris Rankin (Harry Potter's Percy Weasley), weave his magic and shared his love for the Mrs. Doubtfire star.
"All my love to you, poppet. You're going to be all right. Bye-bye." Mrs Doubtfire #robinwilliams
— Chris Rankin (@chrisrankin) August 11, 2015
Film producer, Jonathan Sothcott, channeled the feelings of most of us - that "the world became a much less funny place" when it lost Williams.
— Jonathan Sothcott (@sothcott) August 11, 2015
The world truly did lose a talent and breath of fresh, uplifting air.
To pay our respects, we want to leave you with this Patch Adams quote, so we can all leave the world a better place.
"You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome".
Now get out there and treat someone with some laughter, because "Being happy is the best cure of all diseases!”