Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fact of the Day: Friend of Robin

Robin Williams was close friends with Superman actor Christopher Reeve since their days as students at The Juilliard School. After Reeve became paralyzed from an accident, he says Williams was the first person to ever make him laugh again. Williams also helped Reeve with his medical bills until he passed away in 2004, and provided for Reeve's teenage son after his widow passed away in 2006.  

18 comments:

Breathtaking said...

Robin Williams looked a kind man, and this proves it, and a good friend too.

Margaret D said...

That's interesting and very nice of Robin. I didn't know Christopher's wife had passed on either.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is wonderful, and does not surprise me. Robin Williams was loved on and off screen; a very kind soul. The world is a sadder place without him.

Christine said...

I did not know he did that what a good friend.

DEZMOND said...

Reeve's son had such bad luck, lost both his parents and his grandmother before that.... Robin was such an amazingly caring person

Emmylou said...

Both Robin and Christopher were such great human beings....so sad....

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A true friend.

jaybird said...

I had heard about their connection once. That's the kind of friend all of us need.

Pilar Domínguez said...

Not all "friends" would have done the same. This is a true friend. Kisses:9

Fundy Blue said...

I didn't know this about Robin Williams. I also didn't realize (or maybe remember) that CR's wife had died in 2006. I was once married to a quadriplegic, so I know the struggles that CR, his wife, and son faced. CR was truly brave, and Robin gave him laughter again. Thank you for sharing this, Adam.

Pat Hatt said...

Robin Williams was sure a great guy indeed

Stephanie Faris said...

Such a sweet friendship. I didn't even know they were friends until after Christopher Reeve was paralyzed. I remember reading Christopher Reeve's bio while he was still alive and there's a lot of stuff in there about Robin Williams.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

The kind of friendship that few have

Beate said...

Wow, that is amazing! I did not know about their friendship and I'm truly impressed what an extraordinary friendship it was.

stephen Hayes said...

So mant things you learn about a person when they're gone. Too bad we didn't know about all the good things Robin did when he was alive.

Caro * said...

Beautiful friendship.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I had no idea. Robin was a truly remarkable human.

Linda said...

This is beautiful. Both Robin and Christopher were amazing people.