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'I Love You': Pennsylvania Holds Day of Kindness to Honor Mister Rogers

Rogers used the number 143 to say 'I love you,' as each digit reflects the number of letters in each word in the phrase

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    'It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' for Mister Rogers Day

    Pennsylvania is honoring the legacy of Mister (Fred) Rogers by asking people to do acts of kindness and love on May 23rd.

    (Published Thursday, May 23, 2019)

    Residents of Fred Rogers' home state of Pennsylvania are being encouraged to exhibit acts of kindness in honor of the beloved PBS children's show host.

    The state's website will share stories of good deeds and kind gestures May 23 for "1-4-3 Day," named for Mister Rogers' favorite number.

    Rogers used the number 143 to say "I love you," as each digit reflects the number of letters in each word in the phrase.

    May 23 is the 143rd day of the year.

    The Fred Rogers Trail highlights locations in his hometown of Latrobe and in Pittsburgh, where "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" was produced. The show aired from 1968 to 2001.

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    Rogers, an ordained minister, is buried at Latrobe Presbyterian Church. He died in 2003 at age 74.