One grieving congressman dresses like Mork to remember Robin Williams

 


Comedian Robin Williams reacts after receiving the Stand Up Icon Award during the second annual 2012 Comedy Awards in New York in April  2012. (Reuters/Stephen Chernin)

Robin Williams’s untimely death shocked and saddened fans everywhere, but it seems to have had an especially profound impact on one U.S. congressman.

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), who represents the district where the characters from “Mork and Mindy” – the TV show that introduced Williams to the world – lived, paid a special tribute Monday night to his alien constituent.

With his son C.J. in tow, Polis visited the Boulder home where Mork from the planet Ork lived with roommate Mindy.

Polis and son made a makeshift shrine with a handwritten sign and flowers. And best of all? The congressman did so dressed as Mork.

Lucky for us, Polis documented it all on Twitter:

Colby Itkowitz is a national reporter for In The Loop.
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