There are few things in this world that everyone can agree on – some folks might have different opinions about the new Marvel movies, while others might voice their hatred on classic movie remakes. But there is one thing that almost everyone can agree on: everybody loves Mr. Rogers.
Credits are rolling. Sniffling and nose-blowing echo throughout the theatre. 😭 My favorite message shared in the film?— Albert Lawrence (@alberttalks) June 10, 2018
You don’t have to do anything sensational to be deserving of love. #WontYouBeMyNeighbor
So as people flood to see the new Mr. Roger’s documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor, it’s incredibly refreshing to look at people’s reviews and see nothing but inspiration and love.
I started crying when the trolley came out of its box. That was in the first ten minutes. #WontYouBeMyNeighbor— Alonso Duralde 🌹 (@ADuralde) June 9, 2018
Since the movie came out on June 8th, the #WontYouBeMyNeighbor hashtag on Twitter has been filled with posts from adults who wanted to express their adoration for the biopic.
I've never heard the sound of so many people crying than just now at the screening of #WontYouBeMyNeighbor. What a special movie about a special man— Kelsey (@kelseybona) June 8, 2018
The common theme amongst all of them? Everybody cried.
While the movie is only being released in select theaters over the course of the summer, people are still urging everyone to go as soon as they get the chance – and to bring a box of tissues.
Don't know if I've cried more cathartic tears than I did watching #WontYouBeMyNeighbor. The entire theatre just sat there in awe as the credits rolled. Essential viewing. Take tissues. Throw some love out into the world. pic.twitter.com/ZKGKZf6y9f— Katie Snider (@katieinbold) June 10, 2018
Julie Williams, a 42-year-old mother who grew up in an abusive household as a child, described her own feelings towards Mr. Rogers to the Tampa Bay Times.
“I promised myself if I ever had children of my own, I would parent them in a way where they would feel the same way Mister Rogers made me feel, safe and worthy and joyful. I did that,” she said. “I have two beautiful children who are funny and awesome. I broke the cycle of generational abuse in no small part due to Mister Rogers. I genuinely feel if he were alive today he would be really proud of me for that.”
#WontYouBeMyNeighbor. Wow. An audience of tender grown-ups leaving the theater tonight in LA. BF & I had to pause in parking structure to cry a lil bit more, alone. What a film. Please, please, please go see.— Corinne Natyshak (@corinnenatyshak) June 8, 2018