I can still remember the view from my favorite spot on the green carpet in front of our family television.
“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood…” would come out of its speakers as I settled into my beanbag underneath my blanket with a bowl of snacks on the coffee table beside me — my mom in the kitchen reading the newspaper.
I didn’t know back then why I loved watching Mr. Rogers so much, but I always kept coming back. Maybe it was because I wanted to know where the trolley would take us that day. Maybe I wanted to know what Mr. McFeely would deliver or what King Friday was going to sing.
But as I watched the trailer for the new movie coming out in November starring Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers, my 36-year-old heart was transported back to that beanbag too.
And I got it.