Friday, June 01, 2007

It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood

The strangest things can cause me to get such a lump in my throat I think I'm going to start sobbing.

Today I came across "15 Reasons Mister Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever."

Number 8 almost did me in.
8. He Could Make a Subway Car full of Strangers Sing
Once while rushing to a New York meeting, there were no cabs available, so Rogers and one of his colleagues hopped on the subway. Esquire reported that the car was filled with people, and they assumed they wouldn’t be noticed. But when the crowd spotted Rogers, they all simultaneously burst into song, chanting “It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood.” The result made Rogers smile wide.

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