This Hospital Celebrated "Cardigan Day" by Dressing Newborns as Mr. Rogers
These babies are the friendliest little faces in the neighborhood—we mean nursery.
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.
Join us Wednesday, November 13 for #CardiganDay!
1) Wear your favorite cardigan. 2) Encourage others to do the same. 3) Take a picture/share to your social using #CardiganDay 4) WQED will help spread all that kindness. It is World Kindness Day after all! https://t.co/fQ8HcpgKul pic.twitter.com/Zo3HNF9Z5f
— WQED Pittsburgh (@wqed) November 4, 2019
Buenos días, mi gente.
You know what it is: #CardiganDay! Spreading kindness on this brick-cold day is light work. It's a beautiful day in the hood. Would you be my neighbor in this work?
This is our moment. Forever and a day. pic.twitter.com/JZSmRHdpCa
— José Vilson (@TheJLV) November 13, 2019
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.
"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."
Indeed, once the photos were posted online, they quickly began circulating all over social media, where they melted quite a few hearts.
This is adorable! Fred Rogers is smiling somewhere!!
— Maria Gabriel Scapellato (@MGScapellato) November 13, 2019
After all, who wouldn't fall in love with a bunch of babies dressed as Mr. Rogers?
This one looks like they're already deep in thought about how to make the world a better place.
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.