Transcript for Robin Williams Real-Life 'Patch Adams' Moment
We could go of course all of us learned about the death of Robin Williams well tonight we have a newly released tape. Proving that he was the kind of man who tried to keep the music playing for others. No matter the suffering and his own heart here's ABC's Linda Davis. -- -- In the movie Patch Adams his character used humor to treat patients. But for Robin Williams it was more than just a role it was -- -- don't publicize that he gave his time in talent to servicemen and women. But only a few knew about the moments like this partner in this Robin William's parents and hey girl. It's going on down an assailant this thing alien Vivian Waller 21 year old woman in hospice in New Zealand. Is now coming forward telling a New Zealand newspaper that back in March Williams fulfilled one of her dying wishes. Sending -- my luck to you Jack and Sophie. But -- so few buckets it was this role the out of the spotlight from the heart Williams the David used will never forget. It's a -- I'm here for you him. I do this -- thing just so that I can give my -- which is that you people feel -- in 2001. Used was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. When he reached out to Williams for autograph memorabilia for a fund raising event. Williams did that and then some he -- live such a wonderful life for the way he treated the folks around him. I wish that there was a way to be there for him and he need to folks to really make a wish just one of the charitable causes Williams worked with for more than 25 years. He was able to grant dozens of wishes much -- -- your baby. For abused and others like Vivian Williams didn't just give them laughs he gave them comfort -- -- -- ABC news New York.
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