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Why Mister Rogers’ Message Of Love And Kindness Is Good For Your Health

Love and kindness truly are healthful, and people who express them regularly really do lead healthier lives.

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The release of the Mister Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” calls to mind the essential message of Rogers’ long-running children’s program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Fred McFeely Rogers, who died in 2003, was also an ordained Presbyterian minister. Over the course of three decades on public broadcasting, he brought to millions of children what his faith’s General Assembly referred to as “unconditional love.”

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