Norm MacDonald Tweeted An Incredible Story Of Meeting Robin Williams

Equal parts funny, sweet, and totally heartbreaking.

1. Of all the remembrances of Robin Williams online last night, the one from former Saturday Night Live star Norm MacDonald is among the most touching.


MacDonald shared an emotional memory of Williams boosting him up when he was a nervous young comic who was about to do his first show on Letterman.

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There was no one else on the floor. In shock, I told my friend who just walked by. Only the funniest man in the world. #RIPRobinWilliams

— normmacdonald (@Norm Macdonald)

I guess he heard me say his name, cause in an instant he was at my side. #RIPRobinWilliams

— normmacdonald (@Norm Macdonald)

He was a jewish tailor, taking my measurements. He went down on his knees, asked which way I dressed. #RIPRobinWilliams

— normmacdonald (@Norm Macdonald)

I told my friend on the phone that the funniest man in the world was on his knees before me, measuring my inseam. #RIPRobinWilliams

— normmacdonald (@Norm Macdonald)

My friend didn't believe me so I said, "Could you talk to my friend, sir. #RIPRobinWilliams

— normmacdonald (@Norm Macdonald)

The funniest man in the world took the phone and for ten minutes took my friend's chinese food order. #RIPRobinWilliams

— normmacdonald (@Norm Macdonald)

I laughed and laughed and it was like I was in a dream because no one else was there. No one. #RIPRobinWilliams

— normmacdonald (@Norm Macdonald)

The place was out of Moo Shoo Pork, and there was nothing he could do about it. #RIPRobinWilliams

— normmacdonald (@Norm Macdonald)

He angrily hung up on my friend and I was about to thank him when he said I hadn't even tried the jacket on. #RIPRobinWilliams

— normmacdonald (@Norm Macdonald)

Then the funniest man on earth dressed me, a complete stranger, and i remember he ended with a windsor knot. #RIPRobinWilliams

— normmacdonald (@Norm Macdonald)

He spoke mostly yiddish, but when he finished he was happy with his job and turned me to a mirror to present myself to me.#RIPRobinWilliams

— normmacdonald (@Norm Macdonald)

No one witnessed any of this. No one. #RIPRobinWilliams

— normmacdonald (@Norm Macdonald)

The funniest man alive was in my dressing room a good half-hour and was far funnier than the set I had to do soon.#RIPRobinWilliams

— normmacdonald (@Norm Macdonald)

ll of a sudden it was, had to. #RIPRobinWilliams

— normmacdonald (@Norm Macdonald)

When he left my dressing room, I felt alone. As alone as I ever remember feeling. #RIPRobinWilliams

— normmacdonald (@Norm Macdonald)

Until today. #RIPRobinWilliams

— normmacdonald (@Norm Macdonald)

Unacceptable. #RIPRobinWilliams

— normmacdonald (@Norm Macdonald)

h/t Uproxx

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