Man’s Twitter Story About Mr. Rogers Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes

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Feeling heartbroken about the tragic news from Manchester, England, Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican noticed many people tweeting the iconic Mr. Rogers quote, “My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.”

Inspired by the quote, Breznican decided to share a personal story about Mr. Rogers as an example of the compassion the world needs. Tweeting the story in 29 parts, Breznican later wrote out the event in more detail for Entertainment Weekly.

Breznican says that while he was growing up, he loved watching “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Years later in college, during a particularly dark part of his life, he walked by a common room where the show was playing. “It feels silly to say — it felt silly then — but I stood mesmerized. His show felt like a cool hand on a hot head. I never sat down, but I watched the whole thing. Afterward, I left feeling … better,” he writes.

Strangely, he just so happened to see Mr. Rogers himself in an elevator only a few days later. Breznican took a moment to thank him…

Now, isn’t it suddenly a more beautiful day in this neighborhood?