Mike Rowe has long been a voice of reason and common sense in a land over populated with blind ignorance. Someone that works in entertainment that has a brain. Totally shocking. There are few celebrities with this type of class.

TDC: Mike Rowe shut down a man who criticized him for not explaining to a 10-year-old why Omar Mateen opened fire on a gay nightclub this weekend.

“I’m on a plane now, headed back to Baltimore, watching this nightmare unfold on the seat-back in front of me,” Rowe posted on Facebook. “There’s a kid sitting next to me – maybe ten years old – trying to get his head around the details of what’s happened.”

“He has many questions, and because he’s seen me on television, he thinks I have the answers. All I could think to tell him was the same thing I always recall on days like this one. It’s a quote from Mr. Rogers.

“‘When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”

But when one user criticized Rowe for not telling the kid what happened — in full detail — Rowe shot back. More