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May 23 is '143 Day' – Be Kind to Someone!

The late, great children’s television host and native of Latrobe, Fred Rogers, weighed 143 pounds throughout most of his adult life. “143” is also representative of the brand of goodness he wanted to bring to the world. “143” is short for “I love you.”

There’s one letter in “I,” four in “love,” and three in “you.” It was a code Rogers liked to mention on his program for children, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which ran from 1968-2001 on PBS stations throughout the country.

In remembrance and in honor to Mister Rogers, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf declared May 23, the 143rd day of the year, as “143 Day in...


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