To the late, and forever great, Robin Williams, Happy Birthday.
Robin was born here in Chicago, and would have been 65 years old.
The Today Show put together the below video of Robin to celebrate his life’s works, and I wanted to share the moment he won his first Oscar for a movie that is beautiful, just like Robin.
Not only can you see the joy the award brought to him, but pay close attention to Robin’s long-time friend, Billy Crystal, who is beaming with happiness for his pal. Billy also runs over to hug Robin, and it makes me cry every single time.
Robin brought joy to everyone, but I think my love for him started because of the way he made (and continues to make) my mom laugh. She loves him, and hearing her laughter, made me love him.
You’re greatly missed, dear Robin. But, we’ll always remember you.