Behold, the Bright Spot of Your Day: A New Look at Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers

After even the darkest storms, there’s a rainbow, and today it came in the form of a red sweater. On Wednesday, Sony released two new photos of Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers in the upcoming You Are My Friend movie, and we. are. emotional. Not only is Hanks the perfect actor to portray Fred Rogers, but let’s discuss how incredible he looks. From the parted hair all the way down to the trademark shoes, we’re already nodding our heads in awe over whatever words of wisdom are about to come out of his mouth.

The biopic is inspired by “the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod,” and will hit theaters on Oct. 18, 2019. While it’s been some time since the final episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood aired on Aug. 31, 2001, it’s safe to say we could all use a bit of his nurturing energy and positive spirit in our lives. Read on to see how fans are freaking out over the first photos of Hanks as Mister Rogers, and believe that he can turn any crappy climate into a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

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