Sorry to break the news, but Mister Rogers did not have a Twitter account. Twitter started about three years after Mister Rogers passed away. While we will never know what he would have posted in 140+ characters, there are a few accounts across the social media channels that offer some of Mister Rogers’ wisdom and expertise on a daily basis.
I stumbled across the Instagram account of the Mister Rogers Archive a few years ago and it is one of my favorites to follow. It’s a great mix of Mister Rogers’s wisdom and historic photos from the Mister Rogers television show and Pittsburgh.
What is 143 Day?
Governor Wolf has declared May 23rd “143 Day” in the state of Pennsylvania to honor Pittsburgh’s favorite neighbor, Fred Rogers.
May 23 is the 143rd day of the year. But what does May 23 have to do with Mister Rogers? 1-4-3 was one of Fred Rogers’ favorites because 143 is often used to say “I love you.”
Kicked off #143Day by celebrating stories, creativity & kindness w/ 2 @Scholastic Skype visits! We talked about how "143 = I LOVE YOU" and that #MisterRogers & #MobyShinobi would be great neighbors – looking to help others & bring a smile to their day! #143DayInPA #143neighbor pic.twitter.com/4rgPsdDkJD
— Luke Flowers (@lafcreative) May 23, 2019
Watch JoAnne Rogers explains 143 to Jimmy Fallon
— MisterRogersQuotes (@MisterRogersSay) May 24, 2019
And you can listen to Mister Rogers discuss 143 with Mr. McFeely.
— MisterRogersQuotes (@MisterRogersSay) May 23, 2019
All the accounts to follow Mister Rogers Wisdom on Twitter & Instagram
In addition to the Mister Rogers Archive, there are a few other social media handles dedicated to sharing the wisdom of Pittsburgh’s favorite neighbor.
Need some more neighborly love in your life? Here are all the Mister Rogers accounts to follow on Twitter & Instagram:
The Neighborhood Archive
Tim Lybarger, a guidance counselor in Illinois, sent a letter to Mister Rogers. Mister Rogers, being Mister Rogers sent a reply. Lybarger has been collecting and documenting all things Mister Rogers on The Neighborhood Archive website.
— The News-Gazette (@news_gazette) February 12, 2018
Mister Rogers Quotes @MisterRogersSay
- Twitter @MisterRogersSay
— MisterRogersQuotes (@MisterRogersSay) August 28, 2018
The Twitter account @MisterRogerSay only tweets quotes from Mister Rogers. The account is maintained by Rick Lee James, who is a musician from Latrobe.
Fred Rogers Productions
Five Best ‘Mister Rogers’ Episodes For Any Kid Obsessed With ‘Daniel Tiger’ — The best part? Amazon Prime members can watch nearly all of them for free. Read more from @FatherlyHQ: https://t.co/YaZ1Q9VZh1 pic.twitter.com/1ReXGdpXwK
— Fred Rogers Productions (@FredRogersPro) May 22, 2019
Fred Rogers Productions is a nonprofit that continues to produce children’s media. Located in Pittsburgh, Fred Rogers Productions currently produces Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, Odd Squad and Through The Woods.
Fred Rogers Center
The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning & Children’s Media is a foundation that supports the work of leaders in childhood learning and media. The Fred Rogers Center was founded in 2003 and is located at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.
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