Mr. Rogers Shares His Mother’s Wisdom On Dealing With Tragedy. Her Words Are So Important

If you were a child in the 1960s-90s, there’s no doubt you encountered Fred Rogers. Made famous by his children’s program “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” which ran from 1968-2001, Rogers forever changed children’s entertainment. Unlike other kids’ programming that came before it, his show treated young audiences with the respect they deserved. Speaking honestly about traditionally heavy topics like death, divorce and war, Fred Rogers hoped to inspire the next generation to lead a compassionate life.  

Here, he shares a piece of wisdom that his mother always told him whenever they witnessed tragedy. This message is as relevant today as it was when it first aired and is something that we can all benefit from remembering in our daily lives.

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