All the Mr. Rogers Gifs You Need to Believe in Humanity Again

The past few years have been tough, to say the least. At times, I've found myself questioning whether people are still good at heart. That's when I turn to my sure-fire way of snapping back into believing in humanity again: anything to do with the King of Nice, Mr. Rogers.

Won't You Be My Neighbor?, the recent documentary about his legacy of kindness, was rudely snubbed for an Oscar nomination this year (add this to the evidence that the world has gone off-kilter). But no matter; the film is still excellent and coming to KQED airwaves on February 9, 2019, at 8 pm! To help bide the time between now and then, let's luxuriate in all the animated gifs of Mr. Rogers we could ever want:

With this ceremonial striking of the gong, let the coziness begin!

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I wasn't lying about the coziness. The only thing Koko the gorilla loved more than kittens was Mr. Rogers. And who can blame her?

Everyone knows about Mr. Rogers' love of cardigans in any color. But he also has other interests.

Like ice-skating right into our hearts.

Or eating a balanced (and bizarre) breakfast.

Or living his Little Mermaid fantasy.

Or being an understudy for the creepy clown from It.

Or teaching children non-rude uses for their middle fingers.

Mr. Rogers can barely throw and catch a football. Stars: they're just like us!

Not being good at football doesn't mean he isn't agile though!

Look at him move!

The swag is undeniable.

The audience at The Arsenio Hall Show agree.

He's probably the only person who could get away with scaring the crap out of us by putting his face up against our living room windows.

He's also the only person who can get away with wearing pants above his belly button.

Am I the only one on the verge of tearing up looking at this gentlest of touches?

Even if I am, I don't mind 'cause Mr. Rogers says we're all special in our own ways.

And that he celebrates us no matter what.

What a wonderful human being. I don't know about you, but I feel a lot better than I did at the beginning of this post. Belief in humanity: restored!

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If you want another strong humanity-affirming dose of Mr. Rogers, watch Won't You Be My Neighbor? on February 9, 2019 at 8 pm on KQED!

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