Mister Rogers

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Life advice from Mr. Rodgers.
He also rocked those cardigans that his Mom made for him 😊

Mister Rogers Facts
  • Once, Mister Rogers’ car got stolen; it made the news. The thieves returned it with a note, apologizing and saying “we didn’t know it was yours.”
  • Mister Rogers was once a guest on Garrison Keillor’s radio show, Prarie Home Companion. At one point, Garrison Keillor made an off-color remark; Mister Rogers disapprovingly reminded him of the children in the audience.
  • Mister Rogers began wearing his famous sneakers after discovering they allowed him to move stealthily and silently.
  • No one is capable of accurately imitating or portraying Mister Rogers; they are simply not nice enough.
  • Mister Rogers’ rage could destroy the planet Earth. Fortunately, Mister Rogers does not experience anger; only polite disapproval.
  • In the 1980s, Burger King created a parody called “Mr. Rodney.” Mister Rogers disapproved until the character ceased to exist.
  • At an award ceremony, Mister Rogers finished his speech by requesting two minutes of silence while everyone thought about their loved ones. Everyone obeyed, and when the time was up, a few of the celebrities and paparazzi had tears in their eyes.
  • When Mister Roger goes underwater, he doesn’t get wet. The water stands aside, takes off its hat, and bows.
  • Contrary to rumor, Mister Rogers’ arms aren’t secretly covered by tattoos. They’re actually covered by his cardigan sweater.
  • Mister Rogers sleeps very well, thank you.
  • Mister Rogers provided the voice for all of the characters on his show, including Mr. McFeely and all the children.
  • “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was not produced or funded. Mister Rogers simply walked into the studio, and there it was.
  • “Fred McFeely Rogers” is just an alias. His true name, if uttered, would transform the entire planet into a paradise where
    every day was a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
Whether we’re a preschooler or a young teen, a graduating college senior or a retired person, we human beings all want to know that we’re acceptable, that our being alive somehow makes a difference in the lives of others.
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Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

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