Classic Mister Rogers Clip With Officer Clemmons Is Even More Powerful Today

Classic Mister Rogers Clip With Officer Clemmons Is Even More Powerful Today

A classic Mister Rogers clip featuring Officer Clemmons is trending for all the right reasons.


Fred Rogers is known all around the world as the popular children's show host, Mister Rogers. He made a huge impact on thousands during his lifetime and was always known for his kindness, wisdom and overall beautiful heart.

It has been over 50 years since his show, 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' first aired on television but the messages he shared on his show still ring true today. Two similar clips are being shared across social media, both featuring the recurring character of Officer Clemmons.

One clip aired in 1969 and the other in 1993. Both scenes touch on the topic of racial equality as Mister Rogers soaks his feet in a wading pool and invites Officer Clemmons to join.

As people all around the world march for racial justice and change, this inspiring clip is seeing new life. François Clemmons, who played the officer, shares some behind the scenes insight into the powerful scene.

During the show, Mister Rogers would always say ‘I love you just the way you are.’ But one day, François had the revelation that Mister Rogers might be talking directly to him and it lead to a beautiful moment of realization and acceptance.

As our world faces uncertain times, the one thing we can be certain of is God’s love and message of kindness. This short scene from a children’s show tells us all just how meaning a simple moment can truly be.