CNN PRODUCER NOTE ericforst was thrilled to meet a comic legend in Banff, Alberta in 2005. ' After this meeting, it struck me as to how good of a person he was. There was this incredible amount of talent, yes. But underneath it all, was this generous, kind, humble person who found himself speechless when another American icon had asked him for his autograph. He didn’t feel worthy to be standing in the same space as Buzz Aldrin. Robin seemed to feel like his popularity was sort of artificial, compared to someone who had been in space. It was a really touching moment. I’ve met a lot of celebrities over the years and a lot of times their real personalities don’t come through. They’re being ‘on’ for the crowd. This was the ‘real’ Robin Williams, he wasn’t afraid to show it. It was a pleasure to be there to experience that. '
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer