It’s a beautiful day on Google’s homepage.
The search engine’s doodle on Friday paid homage to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” the iconic PBS show starring Fred Rogers that helped to raise generations of children.
Friday marked the 51st anniversary of the date Rogers taped the first episode of what would turn into a 33-year run on public television. As Google’s video description notes:
“He became known as Mister Rogers, nationally beloved, sweater wearing, ‘television neighbor,’ whose groundbreaking children’s series inspired and educated generations of young viewers with warmth, sensitivity and honesty.”
The stop-motion animation was created with Fred Rogers Productions, The Fred Rogers Center and BixPix Entertainment.
Google said it hopes the video will serve as a “reminder of the nurturing, caring, and whimsy that made the show feel like a ‘television visit’ between Mister Rogers and his young viewers.”
The company also released a making-of video:
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