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Robin Williams Consoled Woman Crying At The Airport, She Had Just Lost Her Husband | He Was "The Angel I Needed"
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Robin Williams Consoled Woman Crying At The Airport, She Had Just Lost Her Husband | He Was "The Angel I Needed"

Kate Lyon Osher had lost her husband and was crying at an airport bar when the actor comforted her.

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Trigger warning: This story contains themes of suicide that some readers may find distressing.

It's been seven years since Robin Williams passed away, but the wound feels as fresh as ever and refuses to heal for many. Robin Williams was one of the brilliant actors but what makes him so loved is his ability to connect with people, be it through his work, interviews, or even in person. The actor's death felt extremely personal for Kate Lyon Osher, who met Robin Williams at one of the lowest points of her life, according to The Huffington Post. Her first husband had died by suicide and she was grappling with the loss when she felt a kind hand on her shoulder. It was Robin Williams. He consoled her, gave her the strength to power on, and even made her crack up a few times.

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Recently, she opened up about her meeting with Robin Williams and how his kindness shone through it and comforted her when she needed it most. She was carrying her husband's ashes in a Tupperware to scatter it where her husband had requested. She was at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) when she was stopped by a TSA agent who was having his own trip by denying her entry. It was post 9/11 and security was beefed up. The agent went as far as saying she will have to toss her husband's ashes. Another cop had to step in to calm things down and let her in. She was already vulnerable and now she was in tears. "I made it to the airport bar still crying and clutching my little container. I sat in a corner table facing the wall so no one could see how hysterical I was and I felt a hand on my shoulder. A soft voice stated, 'Miss, I just want to be sure you are OK. I see you are traveling alone, and I saw what happened, and I just really want to be sure you are OK.' Through my tears, I could place the voice but couldn’t actually believe Robin Williams was just casually strolling through LAX and would actually take the time to stop to see if I was OK," wrote Osher.