Just a few months before his death in 2003, the wonderfully eloquent Fred Rogers recorded a message to all of the children, most of whom are now adults, who grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood in its original form. The message that he conveys is kind, loving, proud and poignant all at the same time, the way it always was when we were children.
I’m just so proud of all of you who have grown up with us. And I know how tough it is some days to look with hope and confidence on the months and years ahead. But I would like to tell you what I often told you when you were much younger, I like you just the way you are.
Thank you Mister Rogers. We will always like you just the way you are too.
Fred Rogers, who died on this day 12 years ago, recorded this video message for those who grew up watching his… http://t.co/DJVmc03pT2
— Fred Rogers Company (@FredRogersCo) February 27, 2015