This Hospital Celebrated "Cardigan Day" by Dressing Newborns as Mr. Rogers

These babies are the friendliest little faces in the neighborhood—we mean nursery.

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Today is #WorldKindnessDay. And since Fred Rogers—better known as Mr. Rogers—has essentially become an international symbol for kindness, the Pittsburgh public broadcasting station WQED decided to also name Nov. 13 Cardigan Day, in honor of his signature look.

The station encouraged people to wear their favorite cardigan in tribute to Mr. Rogers, and post photos of their outfits on social media. Tons of Twitter users, especially teachers, really delivered.

But perhaps the most adorable demonstration of #CardiganDay came out of Pittsburgh's West Penn Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, where all of the newborn babies in the nursery were dressed as Mr. Rogers for the day.

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"Mr. Rogers was a Pittsburgian," Stephanie Waite, the media relations representative for Allegheny Health Network, told Best Life. "So we thought it was a good way of celebrating kindness and spreading his message of being a good neighbor."

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Indeed, once the photos were posted online, they quickly began circulating all over social media, where they melted quite a few hearts.

After all, who wouldn't fall in love with a bunch of babies dressed as Mr. Rogers?

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This one looks like they're already deep in thought about how to make the world a better place.

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Allegheny Health Network

After all, it's never too early to start teaching them that just one small act of kindness can make all the difference. And it's a good reminder for us adults, too!

For more on this, check out Twitter Users Are Sharing the Most Heartwarming Stories of Kind Acts.

Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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