Director Morgan Neville's Won’t You Be My Neighbor?—now playing in theaters—has taken theaters, fans, and audiences by storm. At 99%, Won't You Be My Neighbor? is now the highest rated movie of the summer on Rotten Tomatoes. The film has reinvigorated fans of all ages by reminding them of Fred Rogers' message of kindness, love, and friendship. "And what lessons would children not have been able to learn, what value of themselves would they not have gained...if not for him?" The Good Men Project explains. "Neville’s film powerfully reminds audiences of that."
We found a few of these once children who took Mister Rogers' lessons to new heights through their artistic talents. From latte art to illustrations to custom stitchings and cake, these fan art pieces would be sure to make Daniel the Tiger blush.
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“I could easily be reduced to a puddle of tears thinking about the beautiful, kind soul that was Mr. Rogers.”
When your neighbor brings cookies.
I like you a latte.
Donating a bit of kindness, one sweater at a time.
“[Mister Rogers] was a calm, supportive friend who visited everyday.”
Mister Rogers: A friend you can count on.
Lady Aberlin + Daniel Tiger = Friends Furever
Definitely play with your food.
Being a good neighbor should be a piece of cake.
Threading our way to the Land of Make Believe.
“He taught me the value of listening, being kind, and seeing the goodness in others.”
Give and keep on giving.
These macarons are too cute to eat!
"I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you."
The kindest pancake we've ever seen.
Painted with love.
"Let's make the most of this beautiful day."