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Mr. Rogers Reminds Us Exactly What We Need To Know About Tragedy

"If you look for the helpers, you'll know that there's hope."

It has recently been revealed that the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers Neighborhood is now marked and being reminded of a quote from him, or a story, rather. Something his mom shared with him that he kept really close to his chest.

When there was a catastrophe, she would tell him "Always look for the helpers. There will always be helpers." He shared that if the news would show people who are stepping in to help, because "if you look for the helpers, you'll know that there's hope."

Fred Rogers: Look for the Helpers

Excerpted from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnO9voHUi54 with gratitude to the Archive of American Television. See the full interview at http://www.emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/fred-rogers

 

With the attack in Manchester, this video began to make the rounds again, and I think that should be noted as the power of Mister Rogers. The kind-hearted, and "neighborly" behavior that he showed on his program. And be reminded that there is always hope - because there will always be help to those who ask for it.

Somehow I wrapped an Albus Dumbledore quote in there, but you get my point. Thank you, Fred Rogers.

 

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