Zelda Williams, the daughter of actor/comedian Robin Williams who tragically committed suicide two years ago, posted a touching tribute to her father on July 21, 2016—what would have been his 65th birthday.
“I know I can’t give you a present anymore,” she wrote in the caption to a “Throwback Thursday” photo she shared on Instagram. “But I guess that means I’ll have to keep giving them in your name instead.”
Zelda further explained that she made a donation to Freedom Service Dogs of America, a nonprofit that trains dogs in need and gives them forever homes as service dogs for wounded veterans and disabled individuals.
The late actor, who starred in Dead Poets Society, Hook, and Good Morning Vietnam, was a devoted dog lover, who frequently featured his Pug, Leonard, and his assistant’s Boston Terrier, Verna Pearl, on Instagram.
He also wrote from the voice of his family's dogs requesting that they "Please Stop Traveling" in a book called Tails of Devotion. Proceeds of the sale of this book benefited five nonprofits dedicated to animals.
His daughter’s contribution played perfectly into her father’s passions.
“Thought you’d get a kick out of furry four legged friends helping change the world, one warrior at a time,” Zelda wrote.
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Photo at top: U.S Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Milosz Reterski