The world is often a terrible, lonely, scary place. We can feel isolated, scared, and unsure of ourselves and what’s going on around us. This is even more the case for a child trying to navigate through life. Fred Rogers recognized this and, for decades, he attempted to make us all—kids and adults alike—feel safe, accepted, and welcomed through his PBS series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

This November, in the biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, America’s Dad Tom Hanks will portray the entertainer and humanitarian in a story about an Esquire reporter writing a profile on Mister Rogers. Judging from the newly released trailer alone, y’all better bring some tissues because A Beautiful Day looks to be a tear-jerker. Rogers was a beautiful spirit who did what he could to make the world a little less grey, and Hanks has the chops to do justice by our sweater-wearing hero.

Damn, we’re a wreck now. LOOK AWAY!

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood hits theaters on November 22nd.

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Managing Editor

Jed W. Keith is managing editor for FreakSugar and has been a writer with the site since its start in 2014. He’s a pop culture writer, social media coordinator, PR writer, and technical and educational writer for a variety of companies and organizations. Currently, Jed writes for FreakSugar, coordinates social media for Rocketship Entertainment and GT Races, and writes press copy and pop culture articles for a variety of companies and outlets. His work was featured in the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con convention book for his interview with comic creator Mike Mignola about the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of Hellboy. He also serves as Head Ref for Somer City Roller Derby, the women’s roller derby league in his hometown in Kentucky, and contributes writing to various local organizations. Jed also does his best to educate the next generation of pop culture enthusiasts, teaching social studies classes--including History Through Film--to high school students.