History Heartwarming / MisterRogersNeighborhood

22nd May '17 11:26:02 AM MarioandSmurfs
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* Episode #1162, where his family comes to visit.
17th May '17 11:50:26 PM dsneybuf
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* [[http://video.pbs.org/video/2274439224 His words in the wake of September 11th]]. Doubles as TearJerker.

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* [[http://video.pbs.org/video/2274439224 [[http://www.fredrogers.org/frc/news/mister-rogers-message-one-year-anniversary-9-11 His words in the wake of September 11th]]. Doubles as TearJerker.
26th Mar '17 2:06:25 AM mlsmithca
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* Here he is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXEuEUQIP3Q defending PBS]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upm9LnuCBUM&NR=1&feature=fvwp him accepting his Lifetime Award]] and him [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAttFerhtnw saying goodbye]] All good for rewatching whenever your faith in humanity is waning.
* When he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999, the person inducting him was Jeff Erlanger, a quadriplegic child who appeared on his show 18 years earlier. When he rolled on stage, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcNxY4TudXo you see the absolute joy in Rogers' face at the surprise]]. His actions? He gave Erlanger a hug and said "I'm so glad to see you."
** The clip is a must see; Rogers doesn't even bother with the stairs as he climbs on stage, almost on the verge of tears of joy, to say hello to Erlanger.
* When his car was stolen, it was immediately returned when they realized whose it was, with a fresh coat of wax and a note of apology attached. [[http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/rogerscar.asp Possibly.]]
** While it's probably an urban legend, what's so heartwarming is that it's not at all difficult to think it could be true about him.

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* Here he is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXEuEUQIP3Q defending PBS]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upm9LnuCBUM&NR=1&feature=fvwp com/watch?v=Upm9LnuCBUM him accepting his Lifetime Award]] Award,]] and him [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAttFerhtnw saying goodbye]] goodbye.]] All good for rewatching whenever your faith in humanity is waning.
* When he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999, the person inducting him was Jeff Erlanger, a quadriplegic child who appeared on his show 18 years earlier. When he rolled on stage, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcNxY4TudXo you see the absolute joy in Rogers' face at the surprise]]. His actions? He gave Erlanger a hug and said "I'm so glad to see you."
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" The clip is a must see; Rogers doesn't even bother with the stairs as he climbs on stage, almost on the verge of tears of joy, to say hello to Erlanger.
* When his car was stolen, it was immediately returned when they realized whose it was, with a fresh coat of wax and a note of apology attached. [[http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/rogerscar.asp Possibly.]]
**
]] While it's probably an urban legend, what's so heartwarming is that it's not at all difficult to think it could be true about him.



* The crowning CMOH, though, would have to be the story this [[http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewshortstory.asp?id=9402 former employee relates]]. Many of the men working for Mr. Rogers would make fun of him behind his back for being too soft and the like - but in private, they would sneak into where he was rehearsing and privately ask for personal advice ranging from impotence to marital troubles... all while talking to his puppets, at that. On top of that, he ''never'' showed any sign of having had those conversations with them, as a way to respect their privacy.
* Here's [[http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/5943 a whole list]] of [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMOHs]] for Mr. Rogers. This is guaranteed to make you feel a little bit better about humanity.
* In [[http://www.neighborhoodarchive.com/press/19800900_gdpst/index.html this article]] for ''Guideposts,'' Mr. Rogers explains the origins of his CatchPhrase, "You made this day a special day just by being yourself." His grandfather said it to him word-for-word when he was eight, and Fred remembered it all his life. So when he got a job in children's TV, he wanted "to offer children the same kind of reassurance, encouragement and sense of self-worth." I'd say he succeeded.

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* The crowning CMOH, though, would have to be the story this [[http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewshortstory.asp?id=9402 former employee relates]]. Many of the men working for Mr. Rogers would make fun of him behind his back for being too soft and the like - but in private, they would sneak into where he was rehearsing and privately ask for personal advice ranging from impotence to marital troubles... all while talking to his puppets, at that. On top of that, he ''never'' showed any sign of having had those conversations with them, as a way to respect their privacy.
* Here's [[http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/5943 a whole list]] of [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMOHs]] heartwarming moments for Mr. Rogers. This is guaranteed to make you feel a little bit better about humanity.
* In [[http://www.neighborhoodarchive.com/press/19800900_gdpst/index.html this article]] for ''Guideposts,'' Mr. Rogers explains the origins of his CatchPhrase, "You made this day a special day just by being yourself." His grandfather said it to him word-for-word when he was eight, and Fred remembered it all his life. So when he got a job in children's TV, he wanted "to offer children the same kind of reassurance, encouragement and sense of self-worth." I'd say he He succeeded.



* A story widely told is that a fundamentalist priest/pastor/whatever called on Mr. Rogers to castigate a nearby group of homosexuals. Without missing a beat, Rogers turned to said people and said "God loves you just the way you are."
** He was an ordained Presbyterian minister (although he didn't preach--after his ordination, he was charged with continuing his television work) and belonged to a More Light congregation, a movement within the church dedicated to greater inclusion and participation of LGBT persons.

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* A story widely told is that a fundamentalist priest/pastor/whatever called on Mr. Rogers to castigate a nearby group of homosexuals. Without missing a beat, Rogers turned to said people and said "God loves you just the way you are."
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" He was an ordained Presbyterian minister (although he didn't preach--after his ordination, he was charged with continuing his television work) and belonged to a More Light congregation, a movement within the church dedicated to greater inclusion and participation of LGBT persons.



** 4chan is known for being effectively a pit of pure, festering evil. But if you insult Mr. Rogers, ''then they will '''ban''' you''.

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** 4chan is known for being effectively a pit of pure, festering evil. But if you insult Mr. Rogers, ''then they will will'' '''ban''' you''.''you''.



* [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-moments-that-prove-mr.-rogers-was-greatest-american This]] Cracked article as well as the comments attached to it demonstrate the same love Mr Rogers always would have wanted for all of us.
** Even the comments section of that article qualifies. One user decided to troll the others. On a normal Cracked article, that'd be an idiotic thing to do. This time, though, this was the response:
--> ''You are unique and wonderful just the way you are. You deserve to love and to be loved, and nothing can ever change that.''

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* [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-moments-that-prove-mr.-rogers-was-greatest-american This]] Cracked article as well as the comments attached to it demonstrate the same love Mr Rogers always would have wanted for all of us.
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us. Even the comments section of that article qualifies. One user decided to troll the others. On a normal Cracked article, that'd be an idiotic thing to do. This time, though, this was the response:
--> ''You -->You are unique and wonderful just the way you are. You deserve to love and to be loved, and nothing can ever change that.''



--> ''It's funny how Mr. Rogers's words end up carrying through to your adulthood. I was once had a co-worker who was being a total jerk to everyone. When he turned on me, I let him have it! I said, "[[DisappointedInYou You are not acting like the person Mr. Rogers knew you could be.]]" He stood there flat-footed in shock. .... "Damn, that was harsh man." About 30 minutes later he personally apologized to each person, one by one.''

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--> ''It's -->It's funny how Mr. Rogers's words end up carrying through to your adulthood. I was once had a co-worker who was being a total jerk to everyone. When he turned on me, I let him have it! I said, "[[DisappointedInYou You are not acting like the person Mr. Rogers knew you could be.]]" He stood there flat-footed in shock. .... "Damn, that was harsh man." About 30 minutes later he personally apologized to each person, one by one.''



* According to one story, Rogers invited his limo driver, Billy, to a dinner hosted by a network executive, so that he wouldn't have to sit and wait for two hours. Afterwards, he rode in the limo's front seat to talk to Billy, and when he learned that they'd be passing Billy's family's house along the way to the hotel, Rogers asked if they could stop over so he could meet them. The affair became an impromptu party. Neighbors brought treats and Rogers entertained them by playing jazz piano.
** A few years later, when Rogers learned that Billy was dying of AIDS, he took time to call him in the hospital.

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* According to one story, Rogers invited his limo driver, Billy, to a dinner hosted by a network executive, so that he wouldn't have to sit and wait for two hours. Afterwards, he rode in the limo's front seat to talk to Billy, and when he learned that they'd be passing Billy's family's house along the way to the hotel, Rogers asked if they could stop over so he could meet them. The affair became an impromptu party. Neighbors brought treats and Rogers entertained them by playing jazz piano.
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piano. A few years later, when Rogers learned that Billy was dying of AIDS, he took time to call him in the hospital.
16th Mar '17 12:54:06 AM MechaAnguirus
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* When he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999, the person inducting him was Jeff Erlanger, a quadriplegic child who appeared on his show 18 years earlier. When he rolled on stage, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI_9GegVoYk you see the absolute joy in Rogers' face at the surprise]]. His actions? He gave Erlanger a hug and said "I'm so glad to see you."

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* When he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999, the person inducting him was Jeff Erlanger, a quadriplegic child who appeared on his show 18 years earlier. When he rolled on stage, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI_9GegVoYk com/watch?v=TcNxY4TudXo you see the absolute joy in Rogers' face at the surprise]]. His actions? He gave Erlanger a hug and said "I'm so glad to see you."
14th Feb '17 10:18:44 PM NightShade96
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* His visit to the set of TheIncredibleHulk was heartwarming. To add bonus points, Fred Rogers shaking hands with Lou Ferrigno in full Hulk make up. To an adult watching this show, it's no big deal since it's two actors shaking hands, and one is dressed up at the time. But to any kid watching this, rerun or no rerun, it's Mister Rogers and ''The Hulk'' shaking hands, Rogers showing no fear of him whatsoever.

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* His visit to the set of TheIncredibleHulk ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' was heartwarming. To add bonus points, Fred Rogers shaking hands with Lou Ferrigno in full Hulk make up. To an adult watching this show, it's no big deal since it's two actors shaking hands, and one is dressed up at the time. But to any kid watching this, rerun or no rerun, it's Mister Rogers and ''The Hulk'' shaking hands, Rogers showing no fear of him whatsoever.
31st Aug '16 8:01:04 AM ironballs16
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--> ''It's funny how Mr. Rogers's words end up carrying through to your adulthood. I was once had a co-worker who was being a total jerk to everyone. When he turned on me, I let him have it! I said, "You are not acting like the person Mr. Rogers knew you could be." He stood there flat-footed in shock. .... "Damn, that was harsh man." About 30 minutes later he personally apologized to each person, one by one.''

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--> ''It's funny how Mr. Rogers's words end up carrying through to your adulthood. I was once had a co-worker who was being a total jerk to everyone. When he turned on me, I let him have it! I said, "You "[[DisappointedInYou You are not acting like the person Mr. Rogers knew you could be." ]]" He stood there flat-footed in shock. .... "Damn, that was harsh man." About 30 minutes later he personally apologized to each person, one by one.''
3rd Aug '16 8:29:30 PM calyurk
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** At present, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29lmR_357rA this YouTube video presenting Mister Rogers in a bad light]] stands at 1.6 million views with only 906 likes and ''23,924 dislikes''.

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** At present, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29lmR_357rA this YouTube video presenting Mister Rogers in a bad light]] stands at 1.6 million views with only 906 likes and ''23,924 ''23,983 dislikes''.
15th Jul '16 10:52:56 PM lorgskyegon
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** While it's probably an urban legend, what's so heartwarming is that it's not at all difficult to think it could be true about him.
27th Jun '16 7:38:23 PM Jeduthun
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** At present, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29lmR_357rA this YouTube video presenting Mister Rogers in a bad light]] stands at 1,522,935 views with only ''22,258 likes''.

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** At present, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29lmR_357rA this YouTube video presenting Mister Rogers in a bad light]] stands at 1,522,935 1.6 million views with only ''22,258 likes''.906 likes and ''23,924 dislikes''.
24th Jun '16 1:53:44 AM Chilliwack
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For all intents and purposes, Fred Rogers was a walking version of one of these...

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For all intents and purposes, Fred Rogers was a walking version of one of these...
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