Tom Hanks discovers that he's actually related to Mr. Rogers

Brenda Watkins
November 20, 2019

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is out this week, just in time to be the flawless holiday movie for families to reminiscence on one of America's beloved childhood figures, Mister Rogers.

Tom Hanks may have got the surprise of his life at the NY screening of "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood".

Actor Tom Hanks just found out Sunday that he's related to Fred Rogers, the man who played Mr. Rogers on the children's tv show. In actuality, the film tells a real-life inspired story about a journalist who changes in regards to how he views life and his loved ones after he is assigned to interview Rogers for a profile.

"When my wife and I are going at it on those rare occasions, when she is letting me know that I'm not really listening to her and I'm trying to establish what the ground rules are (for the argument), when we're going at it like that, one of us will say, 'Well, you know what?"

Many fans have said Hanks makes a ideal Mister Rogers, and perhaps this is why.

"It all just comes together, you see", Hanks told the outlet when they showed him the Ancestry.com tree.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is in theaters November 22.

"No, you're pulling our leg", Wilson said upon learning the news.

Another added, "I can't believe how much TOM Hanks looks like mister RogerS MIND BLOWN".

Rogers' widow Joanne was equally shocked when she learned the news, too. "It's no surprise they are related as the similarities between the two are uncanny".

A check done by Ancestry.com revealed that Rogers and Hanks are far-flung relatives and actually share the same same great-great-great-great-great grandfather, CBS News reported.

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