Well, if you needed a reason to have a super wholesome cry right now, Focus Features did just drop the second trailer for Won’t You Be My Neighbor? their upcoming documentary about the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children’s show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Thematically, the trailer doesn’t deviate too much from the first one, but it does boast a few rave reviews about the production ahead of it’s June 8th release.
It’s been quite a year for honoring the man who taught us all how to love our neighbor — and rock a cardigan properly. Rogers got a cool toy crafted in his likeness, his own U.S. Postage stamp, and his The Fred Rogers Company won a prestigious Peabody award for carrying on his legacy with such shows as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Not to mention Tom Hanks will be playing him in the upcoming biopic “You Are My Friend.”
Often described as radical, Fred Rogers created a show that really got to the core of why people should care about each other. Beyond that, he managed to tackle complex issues such as war, divorce, and social injustice in a way that was easy for kids to understand. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood ran from 1968 all the way through 2001. Even though it’s been off the air for close to two decades, Roger’s as an advocate for children and kindness.