Focus Features has released the first official trailer for its upcoming documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, chronicling America’s favorite neighbor Mr. Fred Rogers and his groundbreaking children’s show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which aired from 1968 until 2001.

Rogers died from stomach cancer in 2003, but the impact he made on television is still being felt and celebrated today, as the documentary gives us a glimpse at how Rogers himself was the driving force behind shaping the show that ran on PBS, which inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination, as well as never shying away from controversial subjects like confronting racism.

In addition, with today marking as Mr. Rogers's 90th birthday, his message of love is simply emphasized in the trailer above, explaining "Love, is at the root of everything – all learning, all parenting, all relationships, love. Or the lack of it. And what we see and hear on the screen is part of who we become."

Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? hits select theaters in the U.S. on Friday, June 8.

In related news, Tom Hanks will play Mr. Rogers in an upcoming official biopic, You Are My Friend.

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