Won’t you be my neighbor and wear a sweater tomorrow on Mar 20?
Thursday marks the day that would have been Mr. Rogers 80th birthday and people everywhere will be cozying up in sweaters to honor the man. It’ll be known as “Sweater Day.” It’s been 5 years since he has passed. Family Communications, founded by Mr. Rogers as the production company behind “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” is sponsoring “Won’t You Be My Neighbor Week” in Pittsburgh also celebrating the city’s 250th anniversary.
I love Mr. Rogers. Yes I do. People may think just because the Neighborhood was a kids show that it’s simplistic. He made sense of life for children in ways they could understand and grow through. He dealt with complex themes like death, divorce, body image that we fail to do from the pulpit. He understood his audience and better yet he didn’t put on a show. He didn’t act or perform for children. He communicated with children. He’s the best of the best.
Profound. Perfect for Lent.
Mr Rogers on Fatherhood:
“Just be yourself. The best thing you can do for anybody is to offer one more honest adult in their lives.”