Phillie Phanatic, Pirate Parrot show acts of kindness to honor Mister Rogers


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – What small ways will you make others happy when Pennsylvania celebrates “1-4-3 Day” in honor of Mister Rogers?

If you need some ideas, the Phillie Phanatic and Pirate Parrot, mascots of the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates baseball teams, took part in a video encouraging acts of kindness on Thursday.

Gov. Tom Wolf signed a resolution declaring May 23, 2019, 1-4-3 Day in honor of Fred Rogers, best known for his PBS children’s show, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”. 

Pennsylvania launched a website,, that includes a kindness generator, which suggests other simple but impactful ways to brighten someone’s day.

The suggestions include carrying something for someone else, bringing donuts or muffins into work, buying a coworker lunch or a snack, and, giving someone your favorite book.

The website will also include a kindness tracker, which will tally the number of good deeds shared on Twitter using the hashtag #143DayinPA.

Pennsylvanians are also encouraged to share their participation by joining the official Facebook event.

“1-4-3 Day” is named for Mister Rogers’ favorite number. Rogers used the numbers 1-4-3 to say “I love you” because each digit reflects the number of letters in each word.

May 23 is the 143rd day of the year.


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