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5 incredible Mister Rogers quotes to celebrate the upcoming movie

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It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, indeed! The official trailer for the upcoming movie inspired by Mister Rogers has been released, and the internet is already buzzing.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is slated to premiere on November 22, 2019. The movie centers around a journalist who takes on the assignment of profiling Fred Rogers. What starts out as an interview transforms into a friendship that surprises at least one of the men involved. 

Starring Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers and Michael Rhys as the journalist, audiences are excited to see this new perspective on the story of the nation's favorite neighbor. (It's a busy time for Rhys, who is also playing Perry Mason in the upcoming reboot.)

In 2003, Rogers' wife Joanne published a book called The World According to Mister Rogers (2003). In this book, she put the famous phrases that her husband shared with the rest of the world that would help. In to forward of the book, she says, "When I think of the entire persona of Fred Rogers, my inclinations is to put him on a very high pedestal, despite the frailties that are part of being human. Oh, and did I mention what a kind person he was?"

This kindness resonated across the airwaves from 1968 to 2001. With the help of this publication, we've gathered the top five quotes that Mister Rogers shared with the world to help make it a better place.

1

Look for the helpers.

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, 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."

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2

Love isn't a state of perfect caring.

"Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like 'struggle'. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now."

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3

Forgiveness is a strange thing.

"Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can sometimes be easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be hardest of all to forgive people we love. Like all of life's important coping skills, the ability to forgive and the capacity to let go of resentments most likely take root very early in our lives."

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4

Heroes change.

"When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot of attention. But as I grew, my heroes changed, so that now I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me."

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5

Ends and beginnings.

"Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else."

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