Robin Williams may be gone, but his legacy is not forgotten, especially among fans weary of the ever-widening sexual assault claims against popular celebrities.
The past few weeks has brought an onslaught of allegations against high-ranking members of Hollywood, starting with the dozens of allegations against exec Harvey Weinstein and cascading down to include countless others. Jeremy Piven, Louie C.K, Kevin Spacey, and Ben Affleck have all faced allegations of improper sexual behavior.
These allegations have rocked Hollywood, forcing networks and movie studios to scrap projects, including Spacey being fired from a movie just a few weeks from its release.
In the wake of these scandals, some fans have decided to shine a light on the more positive side of Hollywood. As the New York Daily News noted, one Twitter user asked others to share their happy encounters with celebrities.
“If anyone has any nice allegations against a celebrity, that would be great too,” user Bakoan tweeted Thursday.
The responses came pouring in; thousands of them in total. There were big names and lesser-known stars, with most users sharing some small, but uplifting encounters they had with the celebrities.
One fan recounted a meeting with Robin Williams in which the comedian defended a homeless man who was being harassed.
That led dozens of others to share their positive encounters with Robin Williams, who they said was kind and compassionate.
Even some celebrities joined in to share their stories. Actress Mara Wilson, who has used her Twitter account to attack those accused of sexual assault, said she had an entirely different experience with Danny DeVito and Rhea Pearlman.
As fans may remember, Wilson shared the screen with DeVito and Pearlman in the movie Matilda. She had some good things to say about other celebrities as well.
There were more than just actors, including one encounter with a former top political official.
The movement to share positive celebrity stories is still gaining steam, with many others joining in to talk about their positive encounters in the day after the movement first started. And many more are focusing on Robin Williams and his penchant for small acts of kindness.
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