"He had the hairiest hands and the warmest heart": Regular people share their memories of meeting Robin Williams

On social media, a slew of fans have recalled touching stories of small interactions with the star

Published August 12, 2014 11:00PM (EDT)


When the news broke of Robin Williams' death, celebrities like Norm MacDonald and Questlove offered up touching memories of the first time they met Williams, a man who seemed to be as genuinely kind as he was funny. But based on the outpouring of emotional posts on social media, it's clear that meeting Williams was moving and memorable for a lot of non-famous people too. This collection of memories, in the form of tweets, images and blog posts, provides a powerful tribute to a gentle, troubled soul.

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By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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