Neighbors gather to participate in “Robin Williams standing ovation” tribute

Fans of Robin Williams gather at Angelina’s Cafe in the Richmond District to
give him a standing ovation. Photo by David H.

Today at 1pm, approximately 30 people gathered at Angelina’s Cafe at 22nd and California to participate in a nationwide event called Standing Ovation for Robin Williams.

The Facebook event encouraged fans of the late comedian to gather at the same time nationwide and hold a 1 minute long standing ovation. Nearly 35,000 RSVP’d for the event.

The gathering at Angelina’s was organized by Richmond District resident “Baseball Mary”, who lives near the cafe.

Blog cub reporter David H. was on scene and said there was “thunderous applause, hooting and whistling” from the crowd.

KGO News was also there filming so hopefully we’ll have some video later today to share. UPDATE: Sadly the Angelina’s crew didn’t make the final cut of the story.

RIP, Mr. Williams.

Sarah B.

Photo by Angelina’s Cafe

A sign posted at Angelina’s about the event. Photo by David H.


  1. Well done! A great deed befitting of the great Mr. Williams.

    – Mr. Foggy

  2. At 1pm yesterday I thought I was alone in an empty parking lot paying my respects to Robin Williams and clapping loudly and searching the sky when I heard far away clapping. To my hearts delight I found a group of others doing the same on the other side of the building. I happily joined them in their tribute to a wonderful person. Thank you Mr. Williams for your heartfelt gifts of kindness. You will be remembered.

  3. Good for Mary to have of a way to honor her friend with others. I was alone at work but I participated.

  4. Who else can’t stand this depressing fog right now!? Seriously, I’m getting close to being done living here.

    Sometimes the wife and I will head to Tiburon just sit on the benches (in the sun) and watch the fog and gloom that we know is smothering our town and home in SF. Never knew RW lived there, but at least he had the smarts to get out of Seacliff…..even if his wife did end up with the real estate…lol.

  5. One if the small richmond they’re a should be renamed after robin Williams with an annual robin Williams film fest benefitting fledgling comedic actors

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