A Message from Mister Rogers to His Viewers Who Have Grown Up

This brief, heartbreaking video was just released yesterday. Its privacy settings apparently don’t allow it to be embedded, unfortunately. PBS writes:

A few months before his death in 2003, Fred Rogers recorded this video message for those who grew up watching ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.’ This message was one of the last things he recorded in the WQED studio, according to the Fred Rogers Company. He died of stomach cancer twelve years ago today.

I grew up watching this show and my children are watching a lot of episodes now on YouTube, so seeing this was unexpectedly resonant. It nearly made me cry, and certainly made me recall what a unique and wonderful person Fred Rogers was.

Via pbs.org