Monday, November 18, 2019

A beautiful day in the neighborhood

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 13 is not just World Kindness Day. It's also Cardigan Day. One of the most beloved fans of the cardigan sweater was Fred Rogers. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood helped generations of children feel loved and loving, while wearing a cardigan sweater.

Caitlin Pechin is a nurse at UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital. She decided to honor both days by dressing all the baby patients in hand-knitted Mister Rogers sweaters and booties. She made all the tiny garments, and after the babies were dressed, the staff invited the television star's widow, Joanne Rogers, to the hospital for  surprise. She was married to Mister Rogers for 51 years, and was delighted by the gesture.

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