Mister Rogers Will Be Featured On A Stamp In 2018
What a lovely way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
Fred Rogers — or Mister Rogers, as most of us know him — brightened ours day with his PBS series, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” since the show appeared in 1968. With 2018 marking 50 years since the show’s inception, the U.S. Postal Service will be honoring Mister Rogers with his very own postage stamp.
The announcement came along with other stamp designs for 2018 featuring vanguards such as singer Lena Horne, astronaut Sally Ride and musician John Lennon.
On the postage stamp to debut next year, Rogers wears one of his iconic cardigans while smiling alongside King Friday XIII, ruler of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Remember him?
Rogers passed away in 2003 and the final episode of the show taped back in 2000, but his memory still lives on amongst the generations of kids who watched him on TV. As the host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” Rogers promoted a friendly, neighborly spirit and posed thought-provoking questions to inspire children all across America.
And of course, who could forget the theme song?
Clearly, his show had an impact. Fans are flooding Twitter with kind messages, letting the U.S. Postal Service know that they approve of this decision because many feel the honor is well-deserved.
“So glad Mister Rogers is finally being honored like this,” one tweet read.
So glad Mister Rogers is finally being honored like this. Yay!! Thank you #USPostalService ❤️🤗
— Jackie™️ (@jackster_93) December 13, 2017
“It’s about time,” another Twitter user chimed in!
That's great! It's about time, too..He was a good man, & this is well deserved!
— Melena Mullins (@ladylogic38) December 13, 2017
Another tweeted that now that Mister Rogers will have his own stamp, “life is complete.”
I feel complete now!😃
— Jojo #Vote2020 (@jojos444) December 13, 2017
We have a feeling Mister Rogers would approve of the kind gesture of sending a hand-written letter. And when 2018 rolls around, you’ll be able to spread goodwill to friends near and far, with a little help from Rogers himself.
There’s even more exciting news Mister Rogers news: a documentary called “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” about his life and his iconic TV show will come to theaters in June 2018. What a great way to honor his legacy!
This story originally appeared on Simplemost.