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Mister Rogers Gets His Very Own US Postage Stamp

Mister Rogers Gets His Very Own US Postage Stamp

It’s been almost 15 years since the world lost Fred Rogers, but his legacy has not been forgotten. For over three decades, Rogers was the host and creator of the children’s series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, on which he educated his young audience with sincerity, kindness, and an endless supply of cardigan sweaters. It was always a beautiful day in the neighborhood with Mister Rogers, and now, his contributions to television and education are being recognized by the United States Post Office.

The Post Office has unveiled the official Mister Rogers Forever Stamp, which features Rogers alongside King Friday XIII, one of his famous puppet creations from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

To mark the occasion, the Post Office will host a ceremony on Friday, March 23 at WQED’s Fred Rogers Studio in Pittsburgh, PA, where Rogers filmed his nationally distributed show for public television. From that stage, the world was Rogers’ classroom, and generations of children grew up watching him. The event will be free for everyone, and the Post Office will also stream the proceedings on its Facebook page.

Recently, it was also announced that a Mister Rogers bio-film called You Are My Friend is currently in the works with Tom Hanks slated to step into the role of Fred Rogers. That sounds like a project worth waiting for and we’re eager to see Hanks’ performance as Rogers.

What do you think about the new Mister Rogers postage stamp? Sing us a song from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe in the comment section below!

Images: The Fred Rogers Company/United States Postal Service

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