People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." "Um...can Gin come out and play"? "You have a good rest of your life, kid..." "And I love kids. I really do. I'm great with kids. And I mean, how can you not? They're tiny and cute, and when they talk to you, they're like a gazillion times better than most adults."
Neera: You like kids, I see.
Well, the skinny ones can be a little chewy.
"This is what I give. I give an expression of care every day to each child, to help him realize that he is unique. I end each program by saying, 'You've made this day a special day by just your being you. There's no person in the whole world like you. And I like you just the way you are.' And I feel that if we in public television can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable, we will have done a great service."
— Fred Rogers
, Senate Statement on PBS Funding, delivered 1 May 1969
"Liar. You always care. You always have. Your reign of terror will end with the sight of the first crying child and you know it." "...Every child deserves to be treated with kindness, especially if they're in such a confusing situation." "You see, he understood the children, he really understood them. He had the knack of entering into their world, of becoming a part of them. That's a very rare talent."