"My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that's gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will forever be grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While Ill never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, theres minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn't help the pain, but at least its a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.
To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after youve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too.
Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls Ive ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. Well just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again."
This story was originally published on August 12.
From Judd Apatow to Steve Martin, many stars have been taking to Twitter to remember and honor Robin Williams. But, no one could possibly feel the impact of the tragic loss quite like Williams' family. His 25-year-old daughter Zelda also used social media to commemorate her father. She shared a poignant quote from Antoine De Saint-Exupéry's beloved story The Little Prince on her own account.
On a related note, just two weeks ago, the actor posted a black-and-white #tbt photo on Instagram, where he's holding Zelda when she was a little girl. This sweet and nostalgic snapshot was his final post prior to his tragic death.
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