The United States Postal Service released a Mr. Rodgers Forever Stamp to celebrate the life of the beloved child program star, who was famous for his show Mister Rodgers’ Neighborhood.
The First Day of Issue Ceremony was held at WQED’s Fred Rodgers Studio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Friday.
“Mister Rogers and his Neighborhood of Make-Believe made the ups and downs of life easier to understand for the youngest members of our society,” said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. “In Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, children learned, in a safe space, how to be a friend and create relationships. He shaped generations with his kindness and compassion. It’s why we honor him today.”
WQED is where Fred Rodgers developed the show that would later attract millions of fans on PBS nationally.
Mister Rodgers’ Neighborhood ran from 1968-2001.
Rodgers died in 2003