Sarah Michelle Gellar Snaps Sentimental Shot of the New "Robin Williams Tunnel"
Sarah Michelle Gellar took to Instagram Wednesday with a sentimental shot of the newly dedicated "Robin Williams Tunnel" in the San Francisco Bay Area. The rainbow-arched tunnel, which connects the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County, Calif., was previously unofficially dubbed "Waldo Tunnel." As of Monday, however, the tunnel's moniker now pays tribute to the late Robin Williams, who grew up in the Bay Area.
Williams, who played Gellar's TV dad and co-star on CBS TV sitcom The Crazy Ones, died suddenly in August, 2014, at age 63. Since then, many have mourned the loss of the iconic comedian and actor, whose incredible acting ability and versatility in front of the camera allowed him to take on many different and complex roles.
To honor Williams's iconic career, the local Marin County community, where the actor lived prior to his death, rallied together—with the help of a local woman who started a Change.org petition—to have the tunnel renamed. Now because of their efforts, a more permanent memorial stands for the funny frontman who made us laugh, cry, and quote Mrs. Doubtfire on the regular.