TV legend Ann B. Davis, known for her role as Alice in "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday morning after falling in her Texas home.
As soon as news began to spread of her passing, social media began to light up with remorse and thoughts of gratitude for the role Davis played in many people's lives through her popular character.
While "The Brady Bunch" has been criticized for its cliche situations and unrelatable settings as a family of six with a maid, many still found comfort in the genuine role Davis played.
"It’s the great unspoken truth of 'The Brady Bunch,' particularly in retrospect: Ann B. Davis was the better mother," wrote Hank Stuever with the Washington Post.
"What a wonderful person to have around anyhow, if only on TV, just in case we felt alone."
After completing 117 episodes of "The Brady Bunch," Davis continued to speak positively of the experience and of the character she helped create.
"I would have died for any single one of them," Davis said in an interview with tvlegends.org.
"All of us wish we had an Alice," Davis told People in 1992. "I wish I had an Alice."
In memory of Davis, here are nine family lessons learned from Alice on "The Brady Bunch."
Alice was known for saying, “If there’s anything I can’t stand, it’s a perfect kid."
While Alice made sure to hold each of the children responsible for their actions, she seemed to always react with the understanding that everybody makes mistakes.
Alice was never one to get upset over little things — or even big things.
Somehow living with six children she found a way to keep laughing, even if it meant falling in the "Brady Booth," getting hit in the head with hanging cans or answering the telephone on the ground.
Alice was always up for taking on Greg, Peter and Bobby in most any sport, even though her back seemed to get injured half of the time.
The kids even built her a makeshift ski slope to help prepare her for their next ski trip.
In the episode "Lost locket, found locket" during season 2, Alice sends an anonymous package to Jan who was feeling a little left out as the "middle" child.
"I know what it is to be middle, because I'm a middle sister, just like you," Alice said.
"Every now and then I got the feeling that I was nothing very special because I wasn't the oldest and I wasn't the youngest."
Every episode Alice had the opportunity to stand out, simply by being herself.
"Alice helped them learn that what you are on the outside is nothing, it's what's on the inside that counts. And no, it never sounded like a cliché, not coming from her," The Today Show reported.
Davis felt the same way in her own life. She expressed her thoughts on the topic during an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 1955.
“I know at least a couple hundred glamour gals who are starving in this town," she said.
“I’d rather be myself and eating."