his gift keeps giving.


Β ‘mr. rogers’ neighborhood’ aired for the very 1st time, 55 years ago

fred rogers was a unique person with an immense heart and an incredible understanding of life

he’s one of my personal idols/heroes and i’m happy to see his legacy and lessons continue.

“we all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are.”

-mr. rogers



credit: fred rogers productions

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  1. “As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has or ever will have something inside that is unique to all time. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.” …Fred Rogers

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  2. We will never know the width and breadth of his influence. But if you have good neighbors you can pretty well be sure they watched Mr. Rogers!
    (I’d even vote to make “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” the national anthem.)

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  3. Although this might seem to be coming from an ignorant person; I only know of Mr Rogers with the funny sweaters since the film with Tom Hanks. Blame it on me being European and then especially Swiss….. But as I’d watch anything with Tom Hanks (have you read his recent book ‘Uncommon Types’?) I thus learned about this wonderful soul of a human being. Such a positive and kind influence. We need more of his type.

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    • yes, you’re so right. he was one of those very special people. there’s a really good doc about him as well that is brilliant, called ‘won’t you be my neighbor?”


  4. Thank you, Beth. He is one of my heroes, and school is a big advocate as well. I was lucky to hear him speak at a national NAEYC conference many years ago. Have you seen his documentary (not the movie?). Oh, my!

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