Yesterday, newborns at AHN West Penn Hospital donned red sweaters, ties and bow ties to prepare for Cardigan Day. What is Cardigan Day? It is the way Pittsburgh decided to mark World Kindness Day, by remembering Fred Rogers with his signature cardigan look. As part of World Kindness Day and WQED’s 65th anniversary, the station and home to Mister Rogers declared Nov. 13 Cardigan Day and it spread to the babies at UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital as well.
This was made even better when Fred’s wife Joanne dropped by the hospital to see the babies in their cardigans. That moment was captured and shared on Twitter by KDKA-TV Anchor; Hometown HighQ host; Rick Dayton.
Six babies decked out in handmade cardigan sweaters honor the legacy of Fred Rogers on #WorldKindnessDay. They are newborns at Magee-Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. Fred’s wife Joanne came to see the babies. pic.twitter.com/8Ont975Nxu
— Rick Dayton (@rickdayton) November 13, 2019
What a lovely way to share in World Kindness Day than by remembering Mister Rogers who was known for being kind to everyone. “Mutual caring relationships require kindness and patience, tolerance, optimism, joy in the other’s achievements, confidence in oneself, and the ability to give without undue thought of gain.” – Fred Rogers.
And while it is good to be reminded that even in our modern world Kindness can be a dictate of your life, it is also important to remember we were commanded to be kind, compassionate, and loving long ago. It’s your Good News Story of the Day, read here, which helps remind us of all the ways to do so.
Story and Image from CBS News.