Monday, March 23, 2009


I heard the most amazing thing last night.

I was listening to an old NPR podcast, and they mentioned that Coco (the gorilla) really liked Mr. Rogers. She used to watch it all the time.

In fact, once he went to visit her. When he got there, she immediately bent down and took off his shoes.

I don't know why, but that is so sweet that it actually gets me all choked up.

Could it be the 235 episodes of Mr. Rogers that I, myself, watched?

Comments from Facebook:
Rob Baker
"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person." ~ Fred Rogers

From the book 'The World According to Mister Rogers; Important Things to Remember', by Fred Rogers

Dan Troy
I emceed my 8th grade talent show as Mr. Rogers. I sang the neighborhood song and changed my shoes and all that. I received no fan mail from any monkeys, though.

Sunshine Gladish-Cowgill
Dear Mr. Rogers,
Thanks so much for coming to our school! We love your show.
Your Friend,

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