Robin Williams hugs San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal at 1 2007 game. (Ben Margot/Associated Press)

Part of growing up is recognizing that the people you thought were a permanent part of the world are, in fact, mortal. Robin Williams’s death yesterday was one of those disillusioning moments. I reflected on how Williams mined dignity from characters in undignified situations. Dan Drezner points out how multi-generational Williams’s appeal was. Dahlia Lithwick remembers a day spent in the studio with Williams, who was taping an audio book Lithwick had worked on. Vulture points us to Williams’s appearance on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. Jim Norton uses the occasion of Williams’s death to ponder the link between sadness and humor. The “Good Will Hunting” bench has become a memorial. I could go on and on, but now I am curious to know: Which performance of Williams’s touched you most, and why?

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Alyssa Rosenberg blogs about pop culture for The Washington Post's Opinions section.