Mister Rogers Google Doodle Invites You To Be Its Neighbor

Google’s Touching Mister Rogers Tribute Doodle Will Hit You Right In The Feels

Google Doodle pays tribute to everyone's neighbor, Mister Rogers

And he's animated, no less.

On September 21, 1967, the first episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" was taped in Pittsburgh at the studio of WQED.

To mark the anniversary of the taping of the very first episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", Google offered up a lovely stop-motion animated video on Friday, featuring Fred Rogers proclaiming, as he always did, that today is a attractive day in the neighborhood.

The video shows a spry Rogers riding the Trolley into town, greeting children and even turning a sad boy's frown upside down with some slick origami.

Rogers profoundly understood the power of his medium, saying, "Through television we have a great chance to show and tell our children that they really matter".

Rogers passed away in 2003 but his legacy has garnered new interest in recent years, sparking new projects such as the 2018 documentary film Won't You Be My Neighbor? from director Morgan Neville about his life and legacy. "He encouraged us to find positive ways to deal with our feelings, to treat others with respect and kindness, and to appreciate the world around us".

"He became known as Mister Rogers, nationally beloved, sweater wearing, 'television neighbor, ' whose groundbreaking children's series inspired and educated generations of young viewers with warmth, sensitivity and honesty."

It's a lovely day in Google's neighborhood.

The video ends with Mister Rogers reminding the children, "You help to make each day a special day by just your being yourself".

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