Robin Williams’ daughter had the perfect way to honor her father on his 69th birthday. Zelda Williams took to Twitter to announce that she was donating $69.69 to a bunch of local homeless shelters. An absolutely wonderful gesture for a man who is remembered by many as a source of absolute light. She had a bit of fun with her father’s iconic role as the Genie in Aladdin when that Disney filter business was going on. Today’s donations are just the latest instance of her giving back in some way. Wiliams has previously organized charity video game streams for reputable causes too.
“Today would’ve been Dad’s 69th birthday, so to honor him (& that glorious number), I will be donating $69.69 to as many local homeless shelters as I can,” she wrote. “Join me if you like, but regardless, know I am wishing you all at least one hearty, immature belly laugh on Dad today.”
Today would’ve been Dad’s 69th birthday, so to honor him (& that glorious number), I will be donating $69.69 to as many local homeless shelters as I can. Join me if you like, but regardless, know I am wishing you all at least one hearty, immature belly laugh on Dad today ♥️— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) July 21, 2020
Earlier this year, the comedian’s estate launched a new YouTube channel. Some of his most famous stand up specials and bits are included there. One thing that stands out in any material about the man is how much he cared about his family.
"My children give me a great sense of wonder. Just to see them develop into these extraordinary human beings," Williams once wrote during a Reddit AMA. "And favorite book as a child? Growing up, it was The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe - I would read the whole C.S. Lewis series out loud to my kids. I was once reading to Zelda, and she said 'don't do any voices. Just read it as yourself.' So I did, I just read it straight, and she said, 'that's better.'"
Are you missing the beloved actor today? Let us know down in the comments! Check out the reactions below:
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🌈Sending some more big love to my hometown! pic.twitter.com/9xlSc85Xv5— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) July 21, 2020
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Wow. that's really cool
Happy birthday to your dad, wish I had more to share 💕 pic.twitter.com/9aOsQZDDVH— SamChasse🍊 (@iamtinyninja) July 21, 2020
Too nice for words
Today is my birthday as well, and I want you to know I think of your father on this day every year. I had the please of meeting him a few times and his kindness was overflowing, always.— Aaron Henderson (@PUMPKINHEAD911) July 21, 2020
love you & love your dad ❤️❤️❤️ thank you for continuing to spread that love, zelda! pic.twitter.com/gXKSZE4zcG— jes (@jworksays) July 21, 2020
I live in Rancho Cucamonga, and I didn't see anything passed this way yet, I figured I'd send something to San Bernardino County. This Non-profit houses homeless women and children in SB County. Thank you for inviting us to be a part of you father's birthday. God bless you, Zelda pic.twitter.com/5obTrNKhtn— Tiffany (@ReadingRN1) July 22, 2020
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