People have plenty of heartwarming tributes to the late Robin Williams over the past couple of days. But none of them capture the incredible kindness and love the actor embodied more than the message he sent a woman diagnosed with terminal cancer.

After doctors diagnosed Vivian Waller with liver, bowel, and lung cancer, the 21 year old mother drafted a bucket list of things she wanted to see and do before she passed away. These included: get married , celebrate her 21st birthday, celebrate her daughter Sophie’s first birthday, travel to Rarotonga, and meet Robin Williams.

Due to her health, Vivian couldn’t travel to the United States to meet Robin. Her friends and family reached out to the actor, who recorded a surprise message so she could cross his name off her bucket list.

“Hi Vivian, it’s Robin Williams here saying ‘hey girl what’s going on down there in New Zealand’. I’m sending all my love to you, Jack and Sophie. Knock this off your bucket list.”

Robin then broke into a Matthew McConaughey impersonation before signing off with a “much love to you baby”.


Vivian’s family released the video so they could “show people how awesome a person he was”.

(H/T Sunday Star Times)