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.