Mister Rogers was surprised by a kid that was previously on his show. His genuine reaction is why he's so loved.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Authenticity
Fun facts about Mr Rogers from the Reddit comments:
Many of Mr. Rogers’ famous sweaters worn on the show were made by his mother.
Fred swam laps completely in the buff nearly every morning of his adult life at various clubs that allowed nude swimming.
He weighed in at exactly 143 pounds every day for the last 30 years of his life. He didn't smoke, drink, eat meat, and was extremely disciplined in his daily routine.
Mr. Rogers was red/green colorblind.
Fred drove a plain Impala for years. One day, the car was stolen from the street near the TV station. After Rogers filed a police report, the story was picked up by every newspaper, radio and media outlet around town. Within 48 hours the car was left in the exact spot where it was taken from, with an apology on the dashboard saying, "If we'd known it was yours, we never would have taken it."
Wow... who would not want to be hugged by Mr Rogers!!?!?!
I know, right? I wish I could hug Mr Rogers!