This post, like countless others today, is dedicated to the late, great Robin Williams.
I considered doing the word “laughter,” but many comedians have given us that. I think I speak for everyone who grew up with his work when I say that Robin didn’t just make us laugh: he made us feel euphoric, ecstatic joy. We laughed, we cried, and we grew with movies like Hook, Aladdin, Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, and The Birdcage, to name only a few of my favorites.
It’s strange to say that my life would not be the same without someone I’ve never met, but it’s true. Regardless of how or why he left us, I hope that he knew the impact he made on millions of people, including myself, with his films. The world won’t be the same without you, but I am exceedingly grateful that you were here for as long as you could be.
Sources: Online Etymology Dictionary & Wiktionary