People sharing stories about the random times they encountered the late actor proves how much of an impact one person's uplifting personality can leave with you.
The late, great Robin Williams passed away on August 11, 2014. The acclaimed comedy actor was best known for his roles in 'Mrs. Doubtfire', 'Jumanji', 'Good Will Hunting' and of course as the voice of Genie in the Disney animation 'Aladdin'.
Over on Reddit, one user posed the question of "Who is the most famous person you’ve spoken to?", and multiple Robin Williams stories have been shared since. The stories are so touching and heartwarming, don't be surprised if you find yourself getting a bit teary-eyed reading them.
The first of the Robin Williams stories involves one young child's Disneyland experience. While on the Indiana Jones ride, the actor sat behind them and delivered a touching remark.
Another user shared the time that Robin Williams sat beside them at a church in San Francisco.
This week, one of the child stars from 'Mrs. Doubtfire' recalled how the actor helped her through depression. Lisa Jakub, who played teenage daughter Lydie in the comedy movie, said that Robin was so open to her at the age of 14, which had never happened before.
According to People, Lisa said: "Robin was everything that you would hope he would be, and he was very open and honest with me about his issues with anxiety and depression. I was able to share with him that anxiety was something that I struggled with, and he would talk to me about mental health issues in a way that 14-year-olds aren't usually used to adults being really open about those sorts of personal experiences with them."
She gave up acting many years ago, and now teaches workshops for mental wellness in a way of "paying forward some of the things that Robin taught me by being so open".
Here are some of the other Robin Williams stories that fans who randomly encountered him have been sharing on Reddit.