World Kindness Day is an international observance on 13 November. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement .
Public TV station WQED in Pittsburgh joined in the movement by creating a holiday called Cardigan Day. It's on World Kindness Day to commemorate Mister Rogers and his iconic red cardigan. Anybody who wants to join is encouraged to channel Mister Rogers and "express your kindness by showing off your cardigan and sharing it with the world," according to WQED's Cardigan Day event page.
While there were many amazing participants, there was a special team who really made my day. UPMC Magee newborns met their neighbors in crocheted cardigans &; sneakers, handmade by one of the nurses at UPMC Magee.
The series of photos posted by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have caught the attention of hundreds of people, as babies are lined up in the newborn unit looking as sweet as pie. The matching knits were made by a nurse at the Magee-Womens Hospital, Caitlin Peachin, according to a tweet. Mr. Rogers’ widow, Joanne Rogers, even showed up to take a look.
"We wanted to join in the spirit of kindness with our most adorable ambassadors, our newborn babies," said Stephanie Waite, a communications advisor at Allegheny Health Network in an email to USA TODAY.
This isn't the first time the hospital has dressed up newborns, Waite explained, though this is the first time the hospital has commemorated Mister Rogers."We do these dress-ups a few times a year, for holidays and other special occasions," she said.
I for one, hope they make this a tradition.