It’s about time that Mr. Rogers became a YouTube sensation. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was a safe haven to discover and talk about childhood fears and questions. His messages of kindness and connection inspired so many young minds. He cherished make-believe and morality. He nurtured curiosity and inspired courage. He made a great television show because he understood that the medium of television could empower children, not merely entertain them. He dared to be different. I am indebted to him. Surely those words of wisdom he shared week after week helped me become the woman I am today. He may be gone, but he is certainly not forgotten.

 

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