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03rd Jan 2020

Zelda Williams gets Aladdin’s Genie in Disney Instagram filter and her reaction is perfect

This is so sweet.

I’m not going to lie I spent most of the Christmas holidays eating selection boxes (don’t want the kids to have too much sugar) and messing around with apps on social media.

One popular one that has been doing the rounds on Instagram is a random selection game which gives you a Disney character that it thinks you are. I got Belle which I was happy out with as I love books and French food.

While for most of us it was just a fun way to pass the time for one person in particular it became a lot more heartfelt.

Zelda Williams, daughter of late actor Robin Williams posted her result to Twitter and our hearts can’t cope.

Yes the random character selection choose the Genie from Aladdin and we’re not crying you’re crying.

Ok we lied, we’re totally crying.

The short video, simply captioned ‘Y’all’, has been viewed over one million times and received thousands of comments of retweets.

“I felt this.”

“This is so wholesome.”

“OMG you have the same smile as your father.”

Zelda often accompanied her father to awards and premieres, once even appearing in a video game advert with him for The Legend of Zelda after which she was name.

The 30-year-old actress and writer has been very vocal about mental health since losing her dad to suicide in 2014 and often posts to social media encouraging others to be more open about their feelings particularly regarding depression.