Newborn Baby in Fred Rogers Cardigan

You’re never too young to spread a little kindness.

Newborns at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital cozied up in red crochet cardigans, ties, and sneakers inspired by children’s television icon Fred Rogers.

It was all in honor of World Kindness Day, an event celebrated on November 13. WQED asked Pittsburghers to celebrate the day by sporting cardigans and expressing kindness in the spirit of the late Mister Rogers.

Nurses transformed the nursery into Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for the event, while guests and staff alike welcomed them with a rendition of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

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And the babies were welcomed to the neighborhood by a particularly special guest—Joanne Rogers, wife of the former WQED star and Pittsburgh native.

About UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

For more than a century, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital has provided high-quality medical care to women at all stages of life. UPMC Magee is long-renowned for its services to women and babies but also offers a wide range of care to men as well. Our patient-first approach ensures you and your loved ones get the care you need. Nearly 10,000 babies are born each year at Magee, and our NICU is one of the largest in the country. Our network of care – from imaging centers to hospital services – provides care throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland, giving you a chance to get the expert care you need close to home. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognizes UPMC Magee as a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, and the Magee-Womens Research Institute is the largest research institute in the U.S. devoted exclusively to women’s health and reproductive biology.