Pittsburgh shooting in Squirrel Hill, Mr. Rogers' real-life neighborhood

Fred Rogers real-life home was only blocks away from the tragic synagogue shooting in the neighborly community in Pittsburgh.
4:17 | 10/30/18

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Reporter: Remarkably close by foot to this weekend's horror of speck thattal and flashing lights just down a few blocks is a street of homes where once lived a man named Fred Rogers. ??? Would you be mine ??? Reporter: The same Fred Rogers who created "Mister Rogers neighborhood" on television. A fictional place that honored humanity. Ah. That does feel good. Reporter: In all of its hues, in all of its manifestations. ??? But it's you I like ??? ??? the way you are right now ??? Reporter: The Fred Rogers who sang songs of acceptance and told his audience constantly -- oat I'm glad you're the way you are ??? ??? yeah, I am ??? Reporter: And who stood still backboned against the sick thinking that led to Saturday's massacre. This now grieving community, it was Fred Rogers' real-life neighborhood and were he here today, it's easy to imagine him finding some glimpse of hope or calm or meaning in what happened to his former neighbors because that's what he did in difficult times. I'm just so proud of all of you. Reporter: Like on the first anniversary of September 11th. And I know how tough it is somedays to look with hope and confidence on the months and years ahead. Reporter: And late in life he shared the thing his mom had told him about how to get through types like these. Whenever there would be any real catastrophe she would say always look for the helpers. There will always be helpers. You know, just on the sidelines. Reporter: And how it would warm Fred's heart to see how that is actually happening now in his old neighborhood where the helpers are showing up. Like the surgeon who during the chaos on Saturday left his house across the street to see how he could help. I went down and said, can I be of any help to you, you know, somebody's hurt. And you need? I'm a surgeon. I can go in and help. Reporter: In the end there was not much Dr. Jeff Cohen could do on Saturday. Today in addition to mourning the friends he lost he's thinking this -- I think it's time for leaders to Stange up and be the helpers. I'm not saying any one side is worsen that the other but I'm also not saying any one side is better than the other. It's all of us. Reporter: All of us, the message that was sent by the personal support shown by one of Pittsburgh's leading Muslim leaders, wasim Muhammad who publicly joined the grieving this weekend. We just want to know what you need. You know, if it's more money, let us know. If it's people outside your next service protecting you, let us know. We'll be there. Reporter: And who has helped raise from his own community and beyond nearly $150,000 for the jewish victims' families because he remembers those families standing up for Pittsburgh's muslims in tough times like right after September 11th. We love that community. They've done so much here. They need financial support, need people showing up to protect them, going to the grocery store, this is what they do and we have to repay them. Anything we could do to help them feel safe and make sure one individual's darkness -- Today people were lining up to donate blood. Helping. The patients, the people are demonstrating today waiting to donate blood is Pittsburgh. It is community. They are saying, all right, I'm not going to get angry. I'm not going to get frustrated. I am just going to take the time required so I can give blood and replenish the supply that was used by the victims of the terrible shooting. I'm isn't really a commodity but I have much of but I can donate blood. I mean it's the least that I can do to help. I called my boss this morning. I said my heart is broken for my city and I need to go do something. She said, go. You're -- go, do whatever you got to do. Reporter: Today a sign on a front lawn captured the spirit of Fred Rogers' message suggesting the people around here know where they live in a neighborhood, a real neighborhood in every sense of the word.

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