A local Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania man wants travelers to be officially welcomed to his town. To do that, he’s petitioning to rename the Pittsburgh International Airport to “Fred Rogers International Airport.”
He’s not just referencing any old Fred, either. That would be Fred McFeely Rogers of the television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. It started in 1968 and is still featured on PBS Kids, proving that quality programs are evergreen.
Children and adults around the world undoubtedly know his famous song. In the beginning of each episode, Rogers would take off his blazer and put on his cardigan while singing:
It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you mine?
Ian Miller wants travelers to get that same warm, fuzzy feeling when they land at his local airport. After being up in the sky for a while, it’s always nice to be welcomed home or to a new city. Especially by a man known for having such a gentle soul.
Imagine getting off of the plane and hearing through the loudspeaker:
Won’t you please, won’t you please? Please won’t you be my neighbor?
If you want to see this happen, be sure to sign the petition here.
Here’s a video of Rogers talking about the Land of Make Believe, whose characters were named after people he personally knew.
H/T: CBS Pittsburgh
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