My Hero By: Neema Pike

My idea of a hero isn't someone with superhuman strength or abnormal powers.

My idea of a hero is someone who helps someone else either physically or mentally.

My hero is Robin Williams, and there are many reasons why.

I've gone through a lot of loss in my life, more than children should. I've lost people, animals and other things that have had significant meaning to me.

But no matter how sad I was I knew that I could watch a funny movie and it would all go away. But I wouldn't watch just any funny movie, I would want to watch "the funny guy who plays the genie in Aladdin."

I could watch Aladdin over and over again and I would never get tired of it because each time I watched it I kept looking forward to the scenes with the Genie.

I always knew I could rely on Robin Williams if I needed to laugh. My parents always made me watch movies when I was younger and I never wanted to watch them but then they would say "Genie man's in it..." and that had me sold instantly.

He didn't only make me laugh though. He also taught me lessons, lessons that little did I know I would use later in my life.

And I'm not the only child he's helped. Robin Williams has been known for visiting hospitals and dressing up in costumes to cheer up patients (mostly children).

"I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it's like to feel absolutely worthless and they don't want anyone else to feel like that."

You're only given a little spark of madness... you mustn't lose it."

"I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone."

"Real loss only occurs when you love something more than yourself."

Thank you Robin Williams for being my hero and making this world a better and more enjoyable place.


Created with images by BlackAdegan - "Robin Williams (21 de Julio de 1951 - 11 de Agosto de 2014) -Prefiero morir como hombre, a vivir una eternidad como una maquina. -Como el gran Andrew Martin solĂ­a decir, UNO se alegra de haberlo conocido. El Hombre Bicentenario #robinwilliams"

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