“It Is You I Like” – Fred Rogers and a Friend Are Reunited 20 Years Later

In 1981, Fred Rogers had a simple, yet profound message for Jeff Erlanger, a boy who was permanently disabled during a complex surgery.  The sincere positivity of both Jeff and Mister Rogers shone through.

“Fast forward” some 20 years latter, and Fred has a surprise reunion with Jeff, now a young man.  Said Jeff. “You know, when you tell people that ‘It’s you I like,’ you know that you really mean it.  And tonight, I want to let you know that, on behalf of millions of children and grown-ups, it is you that I like.”

Just recently, the online magazine and blog, Petzoid, reminded us how Fred Rogers has touched the lives of so many children, who as adults never forget the kindness of this of a very special man.

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Fred Rogers – When I Was Little Again

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Fred Rogers, who died of cancer 12 years ago today (February 27, 2014), has words of kindness to the children he loved.  Yes, these children who are now in their 30s and 40s.  PBS posted this wonderful 2002 video interview with Mr. Rogers.  Rest assured, Mister Rogers, we love you too.  And send you a great big hug.

http://www.fredrogers.org/frc/news/mister-rogers-message-his-neighbors

Children’s Defense Fund Honors Pete Seeger

Thank you for your tribute; it’s beautiful!  Pete Seeger also wrote beautiful songs for children.  He loved children and wanted a better world – not only the times, but also for the future.  He was Johnny Cash and Fred Rogers all rolled into one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHBlsY2TtLo&feature=youtu.beImage