How people spent World Kindness Day

By Saige Miller on November 14, 2019
PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 23: A general view of atmosphere as the U.S. Postal Service Dedicates the Mister Rogers Forever Stamp at WQED’s Fred Rogers Studio on March 23, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvani (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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.

“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

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It’s amazing how far a compliment can travel.

A dog and their pup remind us how lovely affection can be.

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.

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.

We are all different. We are all individuals. We all deserve kindness. Be proud of yourself and those around you. Choose kindness today, yesterday, and always.

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