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Robin Williams Gets Rainbow Road Tunnel in Cali Named After Himself

Following Robin Williams’ death, his neighbor Julie Wainwright started an online petition to rename a local road tunnel connecting Marin County, where Williams spent most of the end of his life, to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

It’s a nice gesture, but why the tunnel specifically? According to Wainwright:

“Above each of the tunnel entrances are rainbows, which I believe personify Robin in that he was so playful, fun, accessible, alive and colourful. Plus, many people first learned of Robin from his role in the 1970s TV show Mork and Mindy where he often wore rainbow-colored suspenders.”

“For these reasons, I believe changing the tunnel name would be a fitting tribute to a man who was beloved in our community and admired worldwide. Robin was a one-of-a-kind type of person, and I want him to be honored in an unconventional, everlasting and beautiful way. This is just one way that we can do that.”

I get it. And so did over 60,000 people, who signed the petition, and made this tribute to Robin Williams legit forreals.

RIP Robin Williams.

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