Zelda Williams shared these heartwarming pictures of the both of them taken at MTV's TRL booth when she was 16 or 17 years old.
In 2014, the world woke up to the terrible news of Robin Williams' passing. Since his passing, it's been hard on his family, and his daughter, Zelda, has previously paid tribute to her father on his birthday. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, people and celebrities alike are self-isolating, and Zelda is no different. She found an absolutely heartwarming reason to smile during this trying period, reports E! Zelda unearthed a hidden 'gem' much to her delight while she was cleaning her house. She discovered old polaroid pictures of both of them together.
Your dad was a comet that only comes around once in a lifetime. Special human being. ♥️— Joe B. (@butbutHillary) March 18, 2020
Zelda took to Twitter and posted the picture along with the caption that read: Isolation spring deep cleaning is turning up some fun old gems. The first picture shows the father-daughter duo smiling at the camera, and the rest of the shots showed the two of them making silly faces at each other and at the camera before Zelda covers her face with her arms in the last photo. The post quickly went viral and one asking if these were taken from MTV's TRL booth. Zelda responded with: Yep! Went with Dad and @iamjojo when I was like, 16? 17? Roundabout that, haha.
One side of my brain wants to cry— The LargeHuman (@MeatheadMilitia) March 18, 2020
The other side wants to laugh and smile
Robin Williams died by suicide in August 2014 at 63 after suffering from Lewy Body Dementia, a type of disease that affects a person's thinking, memory, and movement control. After Alzheimer's, it is the second-most common type of progressive dementia. Zelda has always been open about mourning her father's death. She was only 24 when Williams passed away. In 2018, she honored her father in a long post, just before his birthday.
In the father-daughter photo, Zelda wrote: It’s that time of year again. Everyone who has dealt with loss knows the pain of certain anniversaries, moments full of memory that come round like clockwork and usurp all others, no matter how hard you may try to prepare for or avoid them. These weeks are the hardest for me, and thus, you’ll see me a lot less, if at all. For all the internet’s good intentions in expressing to me their fondness for dad, it’s very overwhelming to have strangers need me to know how much they cared for him right now. It’s harder still to be expected to reach back.
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She continued: So while I’ve got the strength, consider this my one open armed response before I go take my yearly me time to celebrate his and my birthdays in peace. Thank you for loving him. Thank you for supporting him and his life’s work. Thank you for missing him. I do too. Zelda also encouraged her fans and followers to celebrate her late father's birthday by doing something good on his behalf.
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Tagging a few institutions like the Challenged Athletes Foundation, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Reeve Foundation, she wrote, If you’d like to do something in his honor, volunteer at your local homeless shelter, or look up how to make homeless aid backpacks. Give one in his name. He’d have loved that.