‘The Office’ honors Nathan Robinson

During Thursday night’s closing credits for the episode ‘Local Ad,’ the words “In Memoriam Nathan Robinson” appeared below a video of a young man playing ‘The Office’ theme song on the piano.

Nathan was a high school freshman who lived in Newton, MA and loved playing the piano and watching ‘The Office.’ He died last month due to complications from the flu.

Here is the video that was shown during the closing credits:

Read more about Nathan below.



  1. :( Thanks for the video link! His piano playing was beautiful. Rest in peace, Nathan.

  2. Very classy move by the producers of the Office. Rest in Peace Nathan. You were very talented.

  3. Rest in peace, Nathan. I hope his parents can find some comfort in this dark time.

  4. I am so glad that, by this memorium, those of us who did not know Nathan have been made aware of this very special person. He clearly made the world a better place and my heart goes out to his family and friends.

  5. What a heartbreaking story. Thank you for letting us know the story behind the dedication.

  6. Could there be a sadder thing on here? That’s so sad. Poor kid. That sure was a classy move.

  7. That was such a wonderful and heartfelt tribute to such a special kid. It is a testament to how much the show values their fans. These types of moments solidify my love for The Office.

  8. Rest in peace, Nathan. The world truly lost a precious soul when you left.

  9. Nathan was a great kid. Really sweet. I didn’t really know him as well as I know my closest friends, but we’re still all keeping him in our thoughts. Luckily, I had the chance to hear him play the Office theme in person. I’ll miss that.

  10. What a fascinating young man. My condolences go out to Nathan’s family. I wish them comfort.

  11. I am praying for his family, as I know what they are going through. Thank you Robinson family and NBC for sharing him with us.

  12. One more reason to love the show. What a kind thing to do for a young fan. God Bless all.

  13. Thank you for posting about Nathan, Tanster. I have been wondering about him since seeing the dedication. I agree with the other Tallyheads that this was a classy move by the producers and it increases my absolute adoration of The Office.

    My condolences to the family and friends of Nathan. Our world is a poorer place without him.

  14. My heart and sympathy goes out to Nathan’s family. What a terrible loss.

  15. Touching and sad. It showed class on the part of the producers of The Office. I am not surprised.

  16. That’s so sad. From those articles Nathan sounds like an amazing kid and I’m sure he is sorely missed. Kudos to The Office for continuing their tradition of being the show most appreciative of their fans.

  17. It was sweet of NBC to show the dedication.
    My condolences to Nathan’s family and friends. Rest in peace, Nathan.

  18. This is so sad. I feel like I don’t know what I can possibly say. I’m going to link to your post tomorrow.

  19. I think the tribute is very touching and is another example of how much The Office truly loves its fans. My thoughts and prayers go to Nathan’s family.

    Newton, MA, that’s where John and BJ are from, isn’t it?

  20. I was delighted to see this young man playing The Office theme on his piano. The In Memoriam broke my heart. Condolences to his family. May Nathan rest peacefully in God’s hand.

  21. Thank you so much for posting this info, Tanster. When that clip ran after that episode on Thursday I was touched, and really curious as to who this young man was.

  22. That is heartbreaking. I had to hold back the tears. What a nice way for them to honor him. He would have been thrilled, I think.

  23. While I was watching that Thursday, I was practically crying…that’s just so sad, but what a great dedication….

  24. This is so sad! It’s so sweet they played this in the credits. And yes #28, Newton MA is where John and B.J grew up. I’m guessing one of them knows his family, because everyone knows everyone in New England.

  25. What a touching tribute to a young man. I admire NBC for doing that.

    My prayers are with Nathan’s family. He has touched so many people just from that video. Now whenever I hear the theme music, I think of Nathan playing the piano.

  26. Thanks for filling us in, and how sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  27. I was smiling and thoroughly enjoying the video of the young man playing the theme song so beautifully, and was instantly brought to tears when the words “In Memorium” appeared. My heart broke for his family.

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