Many of you, like me, grew up with Mr. Rodger’s Neighborhood. He was a man of love, integrity, and respect. He was an educator, and genuinely loved every single person on Earth. He treated everyone as he treated children — with dignity and respect. He encouraged and supported millions of American children every single day for years upon years, and never gave up on a single one of us.
Please, let’s put Mr. Rogers into the history books. He was a man of peace and love, and infinite empathy and respect. Mr. Rogers deserves it.