The polaroid of River with eyes closed and another young man in background (handwritten underneath it says "Stand By Me")-- do you think this is sourced from the casting director during auditions for the role?
“I respected, and still respect, River. Great guy, sweet, intelligent, promising future. I hope people don’t judge him for his last act on earth. People will understand that he was warm-hearted and kind and he made a mistake.”—Johnny Depp on River Phoenix (via johnnysboots)
I wish I personally knew him so I could properly answer that for you. But the people who did him said he was such a caring and loving person. Loved his friends and family. And all that he did with peta and the 800 acres of rainforest that he bought just to preserve it, he was just a really good person.
I was diagnosed bipolar depressive a few years ago, and I hit a point where I almost committed suicide. during recovery I tried again and I was what they call unresponsive to all outside influences. they let me watch movies, and they put on stand by me and they said I had an instant reaction to River and that he seemed to be a 'miracle cure' even though I didn't know who he was. I fully recovered after many more River-themed therapy sessions and I believe he's truly an angel
oh my goodness!! this is so beautiful, I am so glad you are doing better <33 and the fact that river helped, seriously just about brought me to tears! he really is an angel isnt he :)