He was not only the star of his own kid-friendly TV show (which was called Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood); he was also a song-writer, a puppeteer, and an ordained Presbyterian minister.

Fred Rogers dedicated himself to creating positive-message television for children, and the series he created can still be seen on TV, many years’ after the death of its creator.

Mr. Rogers was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom; he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame; and, one of his sweaters in on display at the Smithsonian Institution. But his greatest achievement had nothing to do with fame or fortune. His greatest achievement was helping kids feel better about their world and themselves.

Fred Rogers made the world a better place, and you can, too. When you do, it will most certainly be a beautiful day in your neighborhood.

Quotes by Fred Rogers

“There are three ways to ultimate success. The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.”

“It’s not so much what we have in this life that matters. It’s what we do with what we have.”

“Each of us has one life to live on earth, and we should cherish it in creative, imaginative ways.”

“You’re much more than your job description or your age or your income or your output.”

“Real strength has to do with helping others.”

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