• Pediatrics Patient Stories

    A beautiful day in the neighborhood

It was a beautiful day in this neighborhood.

Mr. McFeely, the beloved delivery man of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” visited Mayo Clinic on June 16.

Wearing his signature “Speedy Delivery” suit, actor David Newell, who plays Mr. McFeely, sang classic Mister Rogers’ songs with puppets “King Friday” and “Daniel Tiger” in the Gonda building atrium.

Newell was in Rochester as part of a visit arranged by KSMQ Public Television. During his visits to the Gonda building, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House, Newell collected sweaters as part of the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive. All collected sweaters were donated to the Rochester Salvation Army.

Here’s a video of Newell performing in the Gonda building:

This post was submitted by Lauren Rothering, a summer intern in the Mayo Clinic Department of Public Affairs in Rochester

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