William Shatner received a lot of criticism for not cancelling a long-standing commitment to appear at a Red Cross charity event in Florida so he could attend pal Leonard Nimoy's funeral (in LA) the next day. His daughters represented his family at the service.
"I feel really awful. Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest friends is being buried," he tweeted on the Saturday. "So let's spend some time tomorrow celebrating Leonard's life and remembering the man."
There's no question that they were friends - check out the Mind Meld documentary for evidence of that. Shatner spent the day of Nimoy's funeral tweeting about his friend.
Nimoy's death has obviously been playing on his mind. Both Canadians, they were born just 4 days apart. They'd even worked together prior to their stint on Star Trek.
A few days ago, Shatner tweeted that he'd like fans to send him selfies of them doing the Vulcan Live Long And Prosper (LLAP) salute, though he didn't say why at the time.
It was a call many just could not turn down.
This is a great tribute to Nimoy, his friend. It also benefits the Gishwhes charity, a "global scavenger hunt" which funds the nonprofit Random Acts. In the process, they have broken altruistic world records for most global hugs and most pledges to commit charitable Acts of Kindness, among others.
Shatner has also sent the mosaic to the Guinness Book for consideration for a world record. Let's hope it succeeds.
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