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At The Improv in LA
Afterward, as we were walking out of the Improv, we were saying how we couldn't believe we got to see Robin Williams. Suddenly my friend tugs my arm and says, "Hey look there he is!" He was standing looking out into the street with his arm on a parking meter about 30 feet ahead of us. And with that, I took off running in his direction. I could hear my friends gasp in horror, "Oh my God! Please don't embarrass us," one of them wailed as her voice trailed behind me. With the few drinks I had, I'm sure I looked like a deranged lunatic running toward him.
Are you Robin Williams?!" I asked.
“Yes.” He said, in a shy voice.
"Oh my god, I love you!" I grabbed his arm,"You were like so funny! Can I please, please kiss you?" He could have told me to eff off or just turned and walked away, but instead, he smiled, leaned over, and turned his head so I could kiss him on his right cheek, which I did.
"Oh My god! I can't believe I kissed Robin Williams!" I screamed. "You were like, so great!"
"Thank you so much, I'm so glad you enjoyed the show. Thank you." He said it in such a genuine and sincere way, it took me off guard how supremely humble he was. He made you feel like you were the famous celebrity and he was the fan thanking you.
By this time my friends caught up but were walking far enough away so he would know they weren't going to ambush him like the crazy girl in front of him. "Sorry about our friend attacking you," one of them said, "and thanks for a great show, you were like totally awesome!"
"Thank you, thank you so much," he said to them, in his genuine and sweet humble way. It’s been almost 30 years since, but I'll never forget it. RIP you sweet, kind, gentle soul.