Perhaps it is simply the loss of Mr. Rogers that finds us where we are today.
Courtesy of ABC News:
Joanne Rogers, separately told “Nightline” her husband was a lifelong Republican, thinks the world could use some more “Mr. Rogers” these days.
“We have somebody leading us right now who is not a forgiver,” she said. “His values are very, very different from Fred’s values – almost completely opposite.
”Rogers said she could imagine her husband coming out and speaking up against political leaders with such distinctly different values than his.
“I think he might have to,” she said.
Mr. Rogers famously spoke to children about the assassination of JFK, the Vietnam War, and even 9-11.
He did not shy away from controversy but instead used his unique talents to help young children understand complex problems and feelings that even grownups did not always understand completely.
I am not sure exactly how Fred Rogers would approach the problem of Donald Trump, but I imagine it would be sensitive, polite, and ultimately helpful to us all.
My favorite Mr. Rogers video is this mashup that I first posted way back in 2012.
That still brings a smile to my face.