He was many kids best friend. The guy we watched every afternoon on PBS who taught us, encouraged us, and made us feel like an equal. Buzzfeed made this video to spread his message to a new generation.

After 4 decades, and 895 episodes, it's impossible to tell how many different lives Fred Rogers had an effect on. Between the trips to places to learn about how things are made, the times using your imagination in the land of make believe, and the general discussions where Mister Rogers not only told you about things, but didn't talk down to you, we all grew up a little, and felt ok with it.

If you need a little more for your Mister Rogers fix, here's another video. This one was produced by PBS a couple years ago and works the words of Mister Rogers into a song. Just a warning, you might end up with your cheeks getting a little wet.