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08/12/2014 04:02 pm ET Updated Aug 13, 2014

Norm Macdonald's Tribute To Robin Williams Will Make You Laugh And Cry Simultaneously

BURBANK, CA - AUGUST 03:  Comedian Norm Macdonald on stage at the 'Comedy Central Roast Of Bob Saget' on the Warner Brothers
BURBANK, CA - AUGUST 03: Comedian Norm Macdonald on stage at the 'Comedy Central Roast Of Bob Saget' on the Warner Brothers Lot on August 3, 2008 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

Norm Macdonald, a friend and colleague of Robin Williams, shared a poignant and touching anecdote about the beloved actor Tuesday.

In the alternately hilarious and heartbreaking story, posted on Twitter, the comedian remembers his first encounter with "the funniest man in the world," who comforted a young Macdonald as he nervously sat in a dressing room prior to his first stand-up appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman."

The hashtag #RIPRobinWilliams ends each tweet, giving each line of the story a poetically repetitive quality.

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