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When Mr. Rogers came to campus

man wearing a red sweater

For one minute, the Coliseum was silent. 

Fred Rogers, the man who talked these adults through childhood loss and joy from their TVs, had made a request: Think about the people who brought you to this moment. The people who put their lives into yours and helped you achieved the dream of graduating from college.

We’ve unearthed Mr. Rogers’ 1995 commencement address at WVU just in time for the new biopic out this Thanksgiving. Before all the turkey and travel, take your own moment of gratitude and listen to the man who helped make us all more neighborly. 

Watch the video.