"And even though no human being is perfect, we always have the chance to bring what’s unique about us to live in a redeeming way."
"It's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"
Today is the day... "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" hits the big screen nationwide!
Mister Rogers and all that he stands for is what we strive for here at Human Capital Advisors. To honor his memory and the impact he made locally and worldwide, we are sharing some of our favorite stories, quotes and memories of our local hero. We also have a special message from our CEO and Founder, Dave Baker, on his close relationship with Fred and the impact he has had on him.
Tom Hanks Just Found Out He is Related to Mister Rogers!
Tom Hanks unintentionally found a more immersive form of method acting: sharing DNA with his character. Hanks, 63, recently discovered he’s related to Fred Rogers of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” fame. Hanks plays the beloved television personality in his upcoming film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” Hanks and Rogers share a great-great-great-great-great grandfather, making the two sixth cousins, according to researchers at Ancestry.com.

"The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile."
"Mister Rogers Consoled Kids by Telling the Truth"
"In taking on  Kennedy’s death , Mister Rogers, the subject of a  new documentary opening Friday , became for children and parents a soothing voice of reason and calm. He gently guided and consoled a grieving nation, a job he took on again and again, right up to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

His approach was simple: Listen.

“When children bring up something frightening,” he said in a  public message  later in life, “it’s helpful right away to ask them what they know about it. We often find that their fantasies are very different from the actual truth. What children probably need to hear most from us adults is that they can talk with us about anything and that we will do all we can to keep them safe in any scary time.”

"It’s not so much what we have in this life that matters. It’s what we do with what we have."
Check Your Cynicism at the Door
“He was trying to give us all a chance to really be able to access our emotions and say, ‘I’m scared right now, and this is why I’m scared, and what do I do when I feel scared?’” she continued. “These are simple things, but a lot of us as grownups still struggle with them. So in many ways, what he was doing for each of us was really radical.”

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
"There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind."
Dave Baker's Memories
"I am pleased and honored to have been a very small part of the living, working neighborhood where Mister Rogers spent decades of his life. I’m duly blessed to have known him and to have called him - with great fondness - my neighbor.
 
p.s. Those of you who know me personally know that this time of year for more than twenty years I have always worn a cardigan sweater – they used to tease me about it when I worked in venture capital. Truth is I wear a cardigan to remind me daily of the simple wisdom of Fred. The one he gave me so many years ago is one of my greatest treasures!" 

To brighten your day, (If this newsletter hasn't already done it), we've compiled the best of Mister Rogers.