In his lifetime, Robin Williams touched millions with his funny-guy charm, but as we would find out years later, there was another side to him that others rarely see.
Only the people closest to Williams really knew the monumental struggle he faced every morning when he woke up. He struggled his entire life with depression and, in his later years, faced his toughest battle: Lewy Body dementia.
Before his tragic death in 2014, Robins often made it his mission to go beyond the spotlight and help out others in whatever small way that he could.
Here are just a few of the ways in which he's impacted individual lives:
When he visited a preemie on Christmas Day and delivered a bag of toys to all the patients.
When he flew across the country to be with a little girl who was dying of brain cancer.
When he donated $50 thousand to the West Seattle Food Bank.
When used his celebrity status to give homeless people jobs.
Whenever Robin Williams was being booked for an event, one of his requirements was that for every film or event he did, the company had to hire a certain number of homeless people to work on set. Now THAT is how you multiply the good!
When he made a heartbroken Gorilla smile again.
If you or someone you love is suffering from depression, please visit Mental Health America's website to connect with a local chapter near you. Residents of the United States can text "GO" to 741741 to speak with a trained crisis counselor.