I shed a tear.

So awesome and found via @allisonyoung on Twitter.

Mr. Rogers sings “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” spanning 33 years.

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Also, I don’t remember if I ever updated you on this, but remember this post?

Apparently Mr. Rogers is not on the WQED schedule during pledge time, but otherwise, you can still find Mr. Rogers on WQED each Sunday morning. I know this because I DVR it religiously for my kids. So that makes me happy.



  1. Craig
    September 29, 2011 7:53 pm

    This is completely wonderful, what a beautiful day he makes it, every time!

  2. Awwww
    September 29, 2011 8:57 pm

    One of the highlights of my life was taking my middle child, as a toddler, to a taping of the show. When we met Neighbor Aber before it began, the new pianist, Michael Moritz, was warming up and Mr. Aber held my little boy and sang “You Are Special.”

    Still makes me cry. My son’s a college freshman.

    These were and are truly great people.

  3. cmd_45
    September 29, 2011 9:05 pm

    Sniff! I loved Mr. Rogers. Still do.

  4. bucdaddy
    September 30, 2011 1:45 am

    Admit it: If you saw TrenchcoatRogers on a bench near the playground, singing “Won’t YOU Be My Neighbor?” to himself, you’d call the cops.

  5. Paul
    September 30, 2011 9:05 am

    This is great. Thank you so much for posting it.

  6. spoon
    September 30, 2011 10:30 am

    Mr Rogers once threw a baseball at my brother’s head. True story.

  7. Ann
    September 30, 2011 10:49 am

    Just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  8. JenEngland
    September 30, 2011 11:39 am

    I shed a tear too. My kids are too old for Mr. Rogers but they both watched it. It was one of my favorite kids shows to watch with them. This music brings back memories of three childhoods, mine, my son’s and my daughter’s. Thanks for posting it.

  9. Gina
    September 30, 2011 11:56 am

    Totally made me cry

  10. hello haha narf
    September 30, 2011 4:41 pm

    he was such a kind man. the world lost a great
    gift when he passed.

  11. hello haha narf
    September 30, 2011 4:41 pm

    p.s. i had mr. rogers (i never could bring myself to call him fred) autograph one of his books for a guy i was dating. right before i broke up with the guy i asked to “borrow” the book, saying i wanted to read it. yep, still have it. heh.

  12. HeatherB
    September 30, 2011 5:25 pm

    I just got a lump the size of Texas in my throat.

  13. MattDC
    October 1, 2011 12:15 pm

    I’ll never forget meeting him and finding him to be exactly the same person in real life. He seemed to understand how easy he was to parody, and only cared that adult cynicism not rub off on kids too early in life. Pretty hard not to love the guy.