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August 18, 2014 11:00 AM

Shortly before he died, Robin Williams sent a personal video message to a terminally ill New Zealand woman.

Vivian Waller, 21, is in hospice care in Auckland, New Zealand, where she continues to battle lung, bowel and liver cancer. Vivian – who was diagnosed in January – created a bucket list when the cancer was detected. Along with marrying her boyfriend Jack and seeing her daughter Sophie turn 1, Vivian wanted to meet Williams. Too ill to travel to the U.S., friends reached out to the comedian, and a few months later, she received this video message, according to the Sunday Star Times.

“Hi, Vivian … It’s Robin Williams here saying, ‘Hey, girl, what’s going on down there in New Zealand?'” the comedian says in the short and sweet clip. “I’m sending all my love to you, Jack and Sophie. Knock this off your bucket list.”

After channeling Matthew McConaughey, he signs off, sending Vivian “much love to you, baby” and blowing a kiss.

Jack, who married Vivian in February, told the Sunday Star Times they decided to release the video because “we love him. We want to show how awesome of a person he was.”

Williams, 63, who died of suicide Aug. 11, has been remembered as a “comedic Mother Theresa” for his philanthropic efforts. The beloved funnyman spent much of his time off the screen bringing laughter to troops around the world, as well as donating to charities and talking to other cancer patients.

For more on Robin Williams’s tragic death and his legacy of comic genius, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE.

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