Today's Google Doodle is a heartwarming tribute to Mr. Rogers

Google paid homage to beloved television star Fred Rogers with a stop-motion Doodle.

(CNN)It's a beautiful day for the legacy of Fred Rogers, one of America's most beloved television personalities.

Fans on Friday awoke to a Google Doodle marking the 51st anniversary of the filming of the first episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
The stop-motion animation begins with Rogers strolling through his neighborhood singing his favorite song, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" Along the way, he stops to bring cheer to neighborhood children in the form of friendly waves, crayon drawings and even a paper crane.
The video is a nostalgic throwback to the days when American children would sit on their parents' living room floors awaiting Rogers to put on a cardigan, change his shoes and wish them a happy day.
    While the Doodle honors the filming of the first episode on September 21, 1967, the show