The internet has been eagerly awaiting any news of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, the biopic based on the life of one Mr. Fred Rogers. Mr. Rogers helped to shape the way many Americans learned about the world as children.
He encouraged loving one another and treating everyone with respect and, unlike many others at the time, this included loving those society discriminated against.
Tom Hanks portrays Rogers in the film, which is due to release on November 22nd of this year.
Fans haven't gotten much of a look at the film, as there is still no trailer, but the studio has released a couple of photos of Hanks in character.
In honor of what would have been Mr. Rogers' 91st birthday, another photo of Hanks has been released.
The photo shows what will be a familiar scene to anyone who grew up watching Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Rogers changing his shoes upon entering the house at the start of the show. Rogers always changed out of his jacket and dress shoes, and into a cardigan and tennis shoes, at the start of every episode.
There were quite a few tears shed over the photo.
@RottenTomatoes @Holly_Homa https://t.co/1eee3rP3QJ— Rebecca 📚 (@Rebecca 📚)1553116271.0
Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers! How has our favorite neighbor inspired you to spread kindness? See Tom Hanks as Mist… https://t.co/G5ggJaSqYb— Sony Pictures (@Sony Pictures)1553097605.0
New photo of Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers will give you all the feels https://t.co/oqH3Xbj60R— TODAY (@TODAY)1553119835.0
Hanks being cast in the role was a popular subject as well.
@THR @tomhanks Boy they nailed it making him look like Mr. Rogers!— Dyann Green (@Dyann Green)1553136130.0
@EW if there’s ever been a more perfect casting i’d like to hear it— TastyTacos (@TastyTacos)1553098481.0
@AlexSteinman Does the casting get much better? Answer: Nope.— Jameson Brown (@Jameson Brown)1553098576.0
@MRNarchive @JoshuaGiraffe50 He looks just like him!— Zainab (@Zainab)1553137177.0
Many are eagerly awaiting November 22nd!
Perfection. Definitely can't wait to see this https://t.co/fAXcm3gM3n— Soapbox Vizzy (@Soapbox Vizzy)1553118431.0
If anyone is feeling extra nostalgic and wants to revisit one of their childhood favorites, MisterRogers.org posts 5 episodes every other Monday for viewers to stream from their website.
Or treat yourself (and your children) to the entire series.
Fred Rogers spent his life encouraging children to treat each other with love and courtesy, and taught valuable life skills through his television program. There are few Americans who don't cherish their memories of their beloved neighbor.