8 Photos of Robin Williams with Animals that Will Make You Smile

Robin Williams the Animal Lover: Photos
Robin Williams with dog Verna Pearl, who passed away last year
Courtesy Robin Williams

updated 08/12/2014 AT 01:15 PM EDT

originally published 08/12/2014 AT 12:30 PM EDT

Lovely, sweet and kind are just some of the adjectives friends have used to describe the incomparable Robin Williams. And, if they could find the words, it's likely his furry friends would describe the late actor in much the same way.

Williams's Instagram feed is filled with adorable shots of him kicking back with many an animal friend, including his road dog Verna Pearl (above), whose unexpected passing last year left him deeply saddened.

Happiness overruled though when the dog lover was in the company of the canine kind – like that time Verna Pearl bared her cleavage at the The Crazy Ones premiere.

Here are seven more adorable Instagram moments.



"Good to be back at work," Williams wrote of this Instagram pic of himself and Verna Pearl catching some Zzz's on a couch.



The cutest costar Williams ever had? It's quite possibly this baby duck that he held in his hands on the set of The Crazy Ones.



He even made monkeys smile! Crystal the capuchin says cheese as she sits in the lap of the comedian, who reprised his role of Theodore Roosevelt in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, due later this year.



A horse photobombed this sweet shot Williams took for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with young cancer patient, Darcy, whom he described as "lovely."



"Miss Verna Pearl watching me shoot promos," Williams wrote of this Instagram shot of the dog lending a paw on the set of The Crazy Ones.



Bone appétit! Williams does his best impression of dog Leonard, his BFF and dinner date.



In the second-to-last photo he posted on Instagram, Williams reunited with a familiar face, writing, "Happy Birthday to me! A visit from one of my favorite leading ladies, Crystal."



If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

The Williams family is asking well-wishers to send contributions to charities close to the actor's heart in lieu of flowers. Suggested organizations include St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Challenged Athletes, USO, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco.



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