By: Saige Miller
People all over the globe celebrate World Kindness Day on November, 13th. A national day was created in 1998 to promote kindness throughout everyday life. Many countries recognize the day, including America, Japan, and the U.A.E.
For America, November, 13th is more than just a reminder to be thoughtful. The day is combined with National Cardigan Day in remembrance of the friendliest neighbor–Mr. Rogers. As if people needed another reason to wear a cardigan, Mr. Rogers is definitely a good one.
Here’s how some people celebrated World Kindness/Mr. Rogers Day
A hospital in Pittsburg dressed newborns in crocheted red cardigans and sneakers for Joanne Rogers, Fred Rogers’s wife, when she came to visit.
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In honor of #WorldKindnessDay yesterday, Newborns at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh sported crocheted cardigans and sneakers during a visit Wednesday from Joanne Rogers, wife of the late Fred Rogers. . “They’re so polite,” Joanne Rogers said while greeting the newborns styled after Mister Rogers. . More at the link in our bio from our @nbcphiladelphia affiliate.
“They’re so polite,” Joanne Rogers said when she met the little ones dressed up as her husband.
Colorado Avalanche hockey player Nikita Zadorov gave his hockey stick to an endearing fan for her very first game.
Watch the girl hug the stick and immediately begin to cry. No doubt the video will make you and your heart smile.
Selena Gomez reminded all her followers’ kindness is something everyone is capable of.
“It’s World Kindness Day, which should be everyone’s favorite holiday ever.”
Students wrote letters to their French teacher thanking her for her kindness.
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In honor of Mr. Rogers & World Kindness Day (yesterday) we are learning how to compliment people in French today. Our class project was to write small notes (en Français) to share a little kindness with those around us (parents, friends, teachers, strangers, etc). These were two that I received from two of my seniors. Brb, crying. I’ve been so happy to have such an amazing group of students this semester. I’ve never been so proud of a group of students. My 41 kids in French are so kind and have touched my heart. It will be so sad to leave them, but I hope that my kids have learned more than just French from me this semester. 💕💕🇫🇷💕💕 #teacherlife #frenchteacher #kindness #spreadkindness #bekind #worldkindnessday #proudteachermoment #gosages
It’s amazing how far a compliment can travel.
A dog and their pup remind us how lovely affection can be.
Give a wave 👋
To those who pass by 🚶🏻♂️🏃♀️
Makes someone’s day ☺️
By sharing a smile 😃
Blow a kiss 😘
And give a hug 🤗
Or cuddle your puppy 🐶
Down on the rug 😊
— Lily & Teddy 🐕💖🐶🐻🐾 (@goldenlily2017) November 13, 2019
Sometimes all we need is a hug and a reminder we deserve comfort.
In Salt Lake City, news radio employees wore cardigans and encouraged kindness on the roads.
It’s #WorldKindessDay & the ladies of @kslnewsradio are rockin’ the #cardigans. So drivers, from me to you… Play Nice! @KSLbbruce @kirahoffelmeyer @LindsayOnAir @KSLRikki #CardiganDay pic.twitter.com/pL2mGJeIiR
— Rikki Meece (@KSLRikki) November 13, 2019
We’ve all cut someone off and/or intentionally not let someone into the lane for one reason or another. Next time, leave room and let someone ahead of you.
And a little perspective from Mr. Rogers himself. Never be ashamed of who you are. There are many things you can do.
It’s no coincidence that #WorldKindnessDay and #CardiganDay are both today! No one personified love & kindness like #MrRogers and I saw that kindness when I was 4 years old. I wrote him a letter about my disability and this was his response. I wanted to share that letter today… pic.twitter.com/YRpKxjq0R8
— Melissa Blake (@melissablake) November 13, 2019