Robin Williams: The Best Of What’s Circulating From My Facebook Feed Tonight
Today, the world lost an incredible soul---Robin Williams was found dead at his home of an alleged suicide. But why? How can someone so funny, so bright, and so talented kill himself?
Depression doesn't discriminate. It doesn't play pretend, doesn't make itself known, and doesn't ask for help. It preys in dark corners, disables even the strongest, and creates its own world of self-doubt. It renders you unable to move. Unable to think. And unable to believe that anyone, ever, would care.
Depression is a dark place.
And sometimes those who make you laugh loudest are burying their own insufferable sadness...
While we can all wish that he would have reached out...that he would have sought help... we can only realize it's the nature of the beast. THIS is, at its very core, what depression does to people (Hyperbole and a Half provides a perfect visual to demonstrate depression....).
As you browse through the best of Robin Williams as shown through Facebook tonight, think about those in your life. Maybe they've shown glimmers of the disease. Don't wait for them to ask for help. By then, it might be too late. Get more information on depression, symptoms, and help here.
Now remember this beautiful, funny soul with the Top posts of Facebook below.
Who can forget that Robin Williams voiced The Genie in Aladdin? At the very end...when Al sets him free? Well...just look for yourself. It truly is a tearjerker. Click here to read it.
Robin Williams appeared for the first time on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show during his fourth season on Mork & Mindy.
He was so funny, he nearly had Johnny in tears.
Yep. As weird as the funny man himself. Robin Williams has a PSA-like video with Cocoa...the gorilla. Touching. Truly.
I grew up in the early '90s.... Numbers 9, 10 and 11 on this list? Speak to me....they were how I first really got to know Robin Williams. Click here to see all 29.
And 12? Well. I want to just pop that VHS in my VCR right now and play a little game....
Zelda meets Robin Williams meets gamer geeks.
Well, you have to see the Buzzfeed GIFs here. But also, view the video below. Amazing.