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Newborns sport cardigans to honor Mister Rogers at Pittsburgh hospital

Nate Smallwood
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Newborns wearing handmade crocheted cardigans and sneakers in the style of Fred Rogers at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital on Nov. 13.
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Joanne Rogers, wife of the late Fred Rogers, visits newborns dressed in homemade crocheted cardigans and sneakers at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital on Nov. 13.
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Michael Lewandowski and Kristen Lewandowski, of Mt. Washington, hold their newborn daughter, Mary Rose, at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital on Nov. 13
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Joanne Rogers, wife of the late Fred Rogers, visits newborns dressed in homemade crocheted cardigans and sneakers at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital on Nov. 13.
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Joanne Rogers, wife of the late Fred Rogers, visits newborns dressed in homemade crocheted cardigans and sneakers at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital on Nov. 13.
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Michael Lewandowski, of Mt. Washington, hold his newborn daughter, Mary Rose, at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.
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Michael Lewandowski and Kristen Lewandowski, of Mt. Washington, hold their newborn daughter, Mary Rose, at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.
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Newborns wearing handmade crocheted cardigans and sneakers in the style of Fred Rogers at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.
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Newborns wearing handmade crocheted cardigans and sneakers in the style of Fred Rogers at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.
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Joanne Rogers, wife of the late Fred Rogers, laughs with UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital president Dr. Richard Beigi while visiting newborns dressed in homemade crocheted cardigans and sneakers at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital on Nov. 13.
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Newborns are photographed wearing handmade crocheted cardigans and sneakers in the style of Fred Rogers at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.
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Joanne Rogers, wife of the late Fred Rogers, visits newborns dressed in homemade crocheted cardigans and sneakers at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.
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Newborns wearing handmade crocheted cardigans and sneakers in the style of Fred Rogers at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.

Newborns at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh sported crocheted cardigans and sneakers during a visit Wednesday from Joanne Rogers, wife of the late Fred Rogers.

“They’re so polite,” Joanne Rogers said while greeting the newborns styled after Mister Rogers. Wednesday is being recognized as World Kindness Day.

Caitlin Pechin, a Magee nurse, crocheted the cardigans and sneakers in her spare time.

“I think everyone would enjoy the red Mister Rogers sweater,” she said.

Mary Rose Lewandowski, the newborn daughter of Mt. Washington residents Michael and Kristen Lewandowski, was one of the babies wearing a cardigan and sneakers.

“ ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,’ growing up I watched with my grandmother,” said Michael Lewandowski. “Seeing Mrs. Rogers was very special.”

Mary Rose is named after Michael Lewandowski’s grandmother.

Nate Smallwood is a Tribune-Review photographer. You can contact Nate via Twitter .

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