"A single kind soul is worth more to the world than a thousands sinners"
I love this man. I aspire to be even a 1/10th as great as he was. He testified before congress to help keep public TV budget of millions of dollars and basically had the hard ass congressman in tears. GOOGLE IT, its great. He believed that TV should help kids and not just be nonsense. He wouldn't step into some character during his show because he knew kids would be able to tell if you were being fake. What we got on TV was the real Fred Rodgers. Mr. Rodgers was genuine, he cared, and didn't need to be rich. He was one of the most amazing men of the 20th century and THOUSANDS of people attended his funeral when his passed in '03. Let that sink in, he wasn't "famous" like people are now, he was truly great. We can learn a lot from him. I wish we had more men like him nowadays. Fun fact, all the sweaters he wore in MRN were hand made by his mom.
@Timekeeper II EST, He was a great man.
@TheDolph, yes he was.
@Timekeeper II EST, After graduating from Rollins College in Florida with a degree in music in 1951, Rogers immediately embarked on a broadcasting career, which continued uninterrupted for nearly 50 years, even while he was studying for a Bachelor of Divinity degree, by virtue of which he became an ordained minister in 1962. He never served in the military
@Timekeeper II EST, on top of all that Mr. Rogers was colorblind. The only color he could see was yellow. Yellow was his favorite colors.
One time on set a child was helping him colorcode something and Mr. Rogers ask for the red one. The young boy responded “I know my colors, I will teach you”.
@Timekeeper II EST, googled it. Very impressed and worth watching.
@Majesticmoose00, you rock!
@Timekeeper II EST, no sir, you rock. Thank you for the recommend.
@Timekeeper II EST, oh, he was rich alright. He was rich in the heart and mind, but he didn’t need to be rich in a material called “money”.
Did we ever really deserve Mister Rogers or Bob Ross?
@Marida Cruz, i feel like mr dressup doesnt get enough recognition. Mr Rogers and bob ross are both gems, but mr dressup is on par with them as well but for some reason gets overshadowed by mr rogers
@Marida Cruz, no we didn't. And I believe they are guarding over all good bois that we didn't deserve either...
@PunnyBaker, the problem is that most people who didn't live near/In Canada are completely unaware of Mr. Dressup. I remember visiting relatives in the Midwest (before we moved out here) and being absolutely enthralled by The Bozo Show. We didn't have WGN on the East Coast, so trying to explain The Bozo Show Grand Prize Game to kids at school was difficult. By that same fell swoop, trying to explain Mr. Dressup to kids in the Midwest was practically impossible (mostly because they were busy laughing at how I pronounced things).
@Suicide Squad Sucks, oo i never thought of that. I didnt know mr dressup was just canada. Makes sense now but its still a shame. I grew up watching both but i honestly actually liked mr dressup more.
Be the person Mr. Rogers knew you could be.
I’m not crying, you’re crying!
If this is funny then why am I crying
Not all hero’s wear capes
“It feels good to have made something” *looks at baby* “well it felt damn good making you”
Continue to rest in peace Mr. Rogers. You will always be missed.
Its 7:17 a.m. in Casa grande Az... This is the very first thing i went to opening my phone, I will Be Damned if I dont have a good day today! Love you all.
We never deserved Mister Rogers. My life is a bit better having grown up watching him.
Welcome to funny pic feels
I fvcking lived for this show as a kid. It was so relaxing and I LOVED the train that cruised the set.
F*ck off with this, you're forcing me to get those feels...
F*ck I miss Mr. Rogers
We didn’t deserve Mr Rodgers I wish I could be a 10th the man he was
P.B.S helped me and my sister learn English since our parents didn’t know it too well. Thank god for Mr. Rogers.
he died on my birthday :(
Why did he always wear long sleeve shirts?
@sr2029, No, he didn’t have tattoos. No, he wasn’t a marine sniper.