PRLog - Aug. 17, 2014 - NEW YORK -- A recent Gorilla Foundation press release stated how the news of Williams' death touched his gorilla friend, Koko. The gorilla, who is famed for her sign language abilities, became friends with Williams when he met her in 2001.
Robin Williams in happier times with his gorilla friend Koko
Koko learned of Williams death from her doctor friends
Phone calls of the death of the great Williams came in to the foundation as Koko, Dr. Penny Patterson and Dr. Ron Cohn were together. Koko noticed how sad Dr. Patterson appeared after the first call and signed to the doctor why.
Read Carol's full Digital Journal article "Robin Williams remembered: Koko the gorilla mourns loss of friend" to learn of how this dear gorilla became friends with Williams and reacted to her human friends death http://www.digitaljournal.com/
Included in article is the touching video showcasing when Robin Williams met Koko
Robin Williams brought happiness to all species. After Koko spent six sad months mourning the loss of her gorilla friend, Williams gave her back the gift of happiness as the two are seen laughing together in the video.
Robin Williams was a one-of-a-kind gentleman that showed heart for all living members of society. From furry friends, children suffering from cancer, to his efforts in keeping his college chum Christopher Reeves' spirits up after Reeves' tragic paralyzing accident, Williams worked tirelessly in supporting others through his ability to make people laugh. One must look beyond a laughing facade and into the depths of another's soul who may be so full of hurt themselves that they need help to be saved.
Live life to its fullest and be sure to reach out to others when the laughter turns to tears. As Carol tells everyone "Never be afraid to dance!"
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