Robin Williams video goes global

CARALISE TRAYES
Last updated 12:21 19/08/2014
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Months before he died, actor Robin Williams made a video clip for terminally-ill New Zealand woman's bucket list.

Jack and Vivian Waller with Sophie
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DREAM WEDDING: Jack and Vivian Waller with daughter Sophie, pictured at their wedding in February – a month after a grim diagnosis from doctors.

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Robin Williams' final message of hope to terminally ill North Auckland woman Vivian Waller has hit headlines across the world.

The story about the 21-year-old receiving a short personal message from the late actor has been featured on television and radio stations, as well as headlines in the United States, UK, Germany, Scotland, Argentina, Canada, France, Lebanon and the Netherlands.

The New York Daily News featured Vivian and husband Jack on the front page, along with interview requests coming from ABC News and Entertainment Tonight.

The Mirror, Huffington Post, The Telegraph, Vanity Fair, CBS and even US celebrity Ryan Seacrest have featured the story in publications and online.

Jack says he is surprised at the reaction of so many. He and Viv are trying to stay out of the spotlight.

''I can only hope that it's a reminder to everyone how great Robin Williams was.''

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The couple's Facebook page is fielding comments from across the globe.

Lisa Diem-Moore writes: ''Watched from Pennsylvania, USA, sending prayers to you and your family!''

Kelly Smoak says, ''I just saw the article on Buzzfeed. Thank you for sharing this wonderful video of a man we all love so much. I will be keeping up with your journey from South Carolina, USA. God bless.''

A message from Julian Robert Dean in South Wales: ''Have read your article and seen the lovely video from Robin Williams, sending you and your family love and prayers from Ynyshir, The Rhondda Fach, South Wales. Wishing you love and sending you hugs.''

Other cancer fighters have also responded with messages of hope for Vivian.

Alex James Meseck writes: ''Saw the video and loved. Sending best wishes and prayers. As a childhood cancer survivor, I can understand how you're feeling.

"As I've met more and more people with cancer, I've come to learn that terminal cancer can be beaten. Good luck and know you have many people praying for you.''

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