Babies sport sweaters to celebrate World Cardigan Day, World Kindness Day

Babies dressed in sweaters to celebrate World Cardigan Day, World Kindness Day

PITTSBURGH — Mr. Rogers and kindness go hand in hand, and it's no wonder that World Cardigan Day and World Kindness Day are being celebrated on the same day.

To help mark the occasion, babies at Allegheny Health Networks were dressed in Mr. Rogers' favorite outerwear, a cardigan sweater.

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Rogers is known for his message of kindness that he shared with children not only in the Pittsburgh area but across the country, as documented in the upcoming film "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood."

The film will be released on Nov. 22, with some theaters showing it on Nov. 21, and stars Tom Hanks.

To honor Mr. Rogers' memory, WQED, the PBS station that produced "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood," asked fans to wear cardigans, renaming World Kindness Day as Cardigan Day.

Joanne Rogers, the wife of Mr. Rogers, visited newborns at Magee-Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh Wednesday and was surprised with the children dressed in red cardigans, similar to what her husband wore.

She sat down with WPXI and reminisced about her husband's mission to bring kindness to children of the world.