When Robin Williams sadly passed away on August 11, the world lost one of its most talented entertainers. The outpouring of sympathy and admiration from fans around the globe is a testament to how loved he was and how much he will be missed. He embodied his characters to the fullest, and had the fortune to portray some of the most dynamic and inspirational film roles to date. Of all the touching tributes out there, this one caught my eye because of it’s simplicity along with its powerful message. It features some of his most beloved characters from films such as Hook, Patch Adams, Jumanji, Good Morning Vietnam and Mrs Doubtfire. What makes this one-minute tribute so special is that it’s set to the graduation speech at the end of the 1996 film Jack in which Robin played a boy who ages four times as fast as normal.
Take a moment to appreciate his inspirational words that remind us to make the most of life:
“Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day, make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did.”