Fred Rogers’ 1997 Lifetime Achievement Award Speech

“All of us have special ones who loved us into being. Would you just take, along with me, 10 seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are, those who cared about you and wanted what was best for you in life.”

In 1997, Fred Rogers (aka “Mr. Rogers”) was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the Emmys.

In this video of his speech, you can see him lead the audience in a powerful moment of silence to acknowledge the people in their lives who helped them get where they are.

It’s worth a watch — and a great way to use 10 seconds of your time today.

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