The images of people helping each other in the aftermath of the deadly bomb attack on a Ariana Grande concert in England have prompted a writer to pay tribute to public television’s “Mister Rogers” for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the iconic children’s show.
Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican stated on Twitter a quote from Fred Rogers encouraging people to “look for the helpers” in times of trouble.
He told a story about a chance meeting with Rogers. He says Rogers took the time to comfort him over the loss of his grandfather by telling him of the stories of his own relationship with his grandfather.
Breznican says he called after Rogers’ 2003 death, mourning someone he saw not as a celebrity, but as a ” neighbor.”
Breznican placed on large-scale shared tribute Tuesday.