The trailer for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood just dropped and the internet, thick with fans of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Tom Hanks‘ everything, is losing its mind over the biopic. And while there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the movie, the main reason has to be the leading man Steven Spielberg famously calls “The Great Exalted One,” who seems to do a perfect job channeling the kind and gentle spirit of PBS legend and extremely awesome dude Fred Rogers without going all schmaltzy with it.
Naturally, people decided to head online to share their feelings about Hanks portrayal of Rogers and so we decided to round-up some of our favorite reactions to Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers on Twitter. To the surprise of no one, most of them revolve around people trying to get through the emotional trailer without emptying out their tear ducts (obviously, they all failed). So grab a box of tissues and start reading, as even reading about the movie may cause you to start crying.
Me: Tom Hanks can't give me the same feels as Mr. Rogers.
Tom Hanks: It is so nice to meet you.
— Troy Whitaker (@wtroywhitaker) July 22, 2019
Seriously, there was a lot of crying.
normal to burst into tears at the very sight of Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers right https://t.co/AymOd91C5y
— Tyler McCall (@eiffeltyler) July 22, 2019
Have we mentioned the trailer made people cry?
When Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers said "Hello, neighbor" pic.twitter.com/0K7a1wOhpl
— Miles Surrey (@HKSurrey) July 22, 2019
Fortunately, author Roxane Gay reminded all of us that Rogers taught most of us that there’s no shame in bursting into tears on a Monday morning.
There is no way I will be able to see the upcoming mr. Rogers movie without crying the whole time. And that’s fine. Mr. Rogers said it’s okay to cry.
— roxane gay (@rgay) July 22, 2019
Queer Eye‘s Karamo was excited as the rest of us, as he declared Rogers as a personal hero.
— Karamo Brown (@Karamo) July 22, 2019
Once people were done crying, they mostly pointed out how much Hanks nailed the essence of the iconic kid’s TV host.
Tom Hanks pretty much has Mr. Rogers down to a T. pic.twitter.com/NYBOiGg9D1
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 20, 2019
And many fans pointed out that the performance would surely generate some Oscar buzz for Hanks.
— chanel (@dulltweetsbot) July 22, 2019
One fan even pointed out that Hanks unintentionally foreshadowed this role over three decades ago.
Talk about unintentional foreshadowing.
In the 1989 movie "The 'Burbs", Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks) wakes up to an episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
— Baby Lamb (@BabyLamb5) July 22, 2019
This caused some to wonder if we could be looking at a movie universe comprised of different heroes Hanks has played over his career.
That Mr. Rogers movie trailer is actually the last step before the Tom Hanks Cinematic Universe (THCU) comes together and every Tom Hanks character teams up to save the world.
— Russell Holly (@russellholly) July 22, 2019
One thing is for sure, we are already excited to head to the theater and see this opening weekend.
What’s that? That’s the sound of the Mr. Rogers movie taking all of my money. https://t.co/ZhqAphCXfd
— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) July 22, 2019
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood comes to theaters November 22, 2019.