In this highly-acclaimed early episode Mister Rogers discovers a dead fish in his aquarium, buries it, and talks about his boyhood feelings when his dog died. He assures children that memories can help, and that sadness isn't forever.
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[a fish in his tank had died, so he buried it in the yard
When I was very young, I had a dog that I loved very much. Her name was Mitzi. And she got to be old, and she died. I was very sad when she died, because she and I were good pals. And when she died, I cried. My grandmother heard me crying, I remember, and she came and just put her arms around me, because she knew I was sad. She knew how much I loved that dog. My dad said that we had to bury Mitzi, and I didn't want to. I didn't want to ...
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Performed by Fred Rogers See more