Release Date: June 8, 2018
“Love is at the root at everything, all learning, all relationships, love or the lack of it.”
One of the most heartwarming documentaries I have and am sure will ever see. The question everyone always has is whether Fred Rogers was really that good of a guy. There must be some seedy underbelly to him, right? Well apparently, not. What you see is what you get with Fred Rogers and it is inspiring. The cynic in me wants to believe everyone is jaded, but Mr. Rogers was a loving man who devoted his entire life to teaching kids how to be better humans. The doc highlights how he purposely made specials to address current issues such as Bobby Kennedy’s assassination and the Challenger explosion. He wanted kids to know how to maneuver through life’s challenges. He was walking the fine line between talking to children in ways a child could understand, but not talking to them like a child, if you know what I mean.
Fred cared about love and wanted everyone to find love in their hearts for our fellow man. We can disagree and feel differently about subjects, but everyone deserved the right to be loved for the uniqueness of their person. Our politicians and society today could stand to learn from that and so can I. I have not been moved by a documentary this much in a long time.