A mother whose daughter was having brain surgery, called the Mister Rogers Neighborhood studio to ask for a signed photo. After hearing about this, Mr Rogers flew to the hospital to see her. His only request was that there was no press.

Mr. Rogers was a friend to everyone. But to one sick little girl, he was a life saver

Beth’s condition caused her to have 100 seizures a day. Miraculously, the only time she wouldn’t seize was while watching Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, MA — As cooler temperatures mark the descent of fall upon Martha’s Vineyard, Beth Usher tries to soak in the final moments of summer. She spends her days relaxing on the porch of her family’s home, surrounded by friends.

Friends like Lady Elaine Fairchild, King Friday XIII, Queen Sara Saturday and Daniel Striped Tiger. Sound familiar? They’re the puppets Mister Rogers brought to life in his neighborhood of make-believe.

While the puppets are friends to millions, to 39-year-old Beth, they’re especially precious. Since childhood, they’ve always been there for her, i… Continue Reading (5 minute read)

13 thoughts on “A mother whose daughter was having brain surgery, called the Mister Rogers Neighborhood studio to ask for a signed photo. After hearing about this, Mr Rogers flew to the hospital to see her. His only request was that there was no press.”

  1. Ya, I keep expecting to hear that Mr. Rogers ate babys for fun, and all I hear is more and more how fucking amazing he was. Our world is a darker place without his light.

    Also my favorite fact, the only time that people can recall seeing Mr. Rogers get angry was when burgerking ran an ad with a spoof of him marketing thier kids meal. He got ahold of burgerking and demanded that they cease and desist because he did not want them using his likeness to sell thier unhealthy junk to kids.

  2. >Mr. Rogers and Beth’s friendship continued through the years. They were pen pals, and Mr. Rogers always called Beth on her birthday. When Beth’s grandparents passed away, Mr. Rogers listened to her mourn over the phone. Mr. Rogers even asked Beth to help write his commencement address for the University of Connecticut.

    >“To Mr. Rogers, everyone was a friend,” said Beth. “He brought so much joy into my life.”

  3. Mr Rogers is just too Damn wholesome. He has to hunt people for sport of something.

    What a great guy.

  4. Is there ever going to be a story about Mr Rogers that doesn’t make me love him more? This man was literally gifted to this world. We didn’t deserve him

  5. I wish he were alive today. I would’ve voted him for President. Or certainly Vice-President. At least Mr. Rogers knew how to use puppets for good.

  6. And yes, the Dr Ben Carson mentioned in the article is THAT Ben Carson, former presidential candidate and Secretary of HUD.

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