Anthony Breznican’s Viral Story About Mr Rogers Following Manchester Bombing

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Shortly after the Manchester bombing, author and Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican’s viral story began on Twitter yesterday with the tweet: “50 years … I have a story to tell about this man” and accompanied by a link to the tweet from Dr. Paul stating, “On this day in 1967, a show featuring a kindly man in a cardigan & blue sneakers debuted on public television-#MisterRogersNeighborhood.”

Breznican began his story about meeting Mr. Rogers in real life by posting an image of the “kind neighbor” and the quote: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

As tweeted by Breznican, “A lot of people are sharing this quote after the heartbreak in Manchester. It’s also the 50th anniversary of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. 1/”

For such a time as this, I felt it appropriate to let others know about this encouraging Twitter thread. Your can read the story and reactions by going here: https://twitter.com/Breznican/status/866862355040292864

UPDATE: Because of the tremendous response to the Twitter story, Breznican has published his story in one place: Remembering Mr. Rogers, a true-life ‘helper’ when the world still needs one

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