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Won’t you be my neighbor?

Today is “Won’t You Wear A Sweater Day”, in honor of Mister Rogers’ birthday!

In honor of what would have been Mister Rogers’ 80th birthday on March 20 [2008], Mr. McFeely — aka David Newell, the public relations director for Family Communications, Inc. (the nonprofit company founded in 1971 by Fred Rogers) — has a special request. “We’re asking everyone (including members of the media) everywhere (from Pittsburgh to Paris) to wear their favorite sweater on that day,” he asks. “It doesn’t have to have a zipper down the front like the one Mister Rogers wore on the program, it just has to be special to you.”

I’ve got my favorite red sweater on. Let’s make the most of this beautiful day! Won’t you be my neighbor?

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3 Responses to “Won’t you be my neighbor?”

  1. Kathy

    That brought a tear to my eye. Mr. Rogers was such a good man.

  2. Kristin

    Aww I missed it yesterday! I so would have worn my sweater.

  3. kara

    I just added it to my calendar as a repeating event so I’ll be sure not to miss it next year!

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