If you can believe it, it’s been 50 years since the sweater-wearing, soft-voiced persona of Mr. Rogers first graced televisions across the country. Since 1968, Fred Rogers delighted viewers with his positive affirmations, trips to the “Land of Make Believe,” and a constantly sunny disposition. When you watched Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, you walked away with a new perspective on the day, and for the 50th anniversary, people are looking back at the values they picked up from the show’s 912-episode run.
Using the hashtag #ThingsILearnedFromMrRogers, Twitter users piped up with the vast array of things they walked away with thanks to the mild-mannered host. While there are plenty of references to Mr. Rogers’ staple cardigan and his choice of footwear, there were also some heartfelt and real lessons learned.