Everyone, simply everyone, needs to watch this video of Mr. Rogers. It is the speech he gave at the 1997 Emmys, in acceptance of Lifetime Achievement Award. Needless to say, this is the reason why we watched him growing up, and why so many of us consider him such a good friend to this day.
In case you need any more reason to watch this clip, here are some of the reactions that celebrities had during his speech:
Mr. Rogers can simply break through to anyone, even those who are in a position with all the eyes of the world on them. We’re proud to consider him our friend.