Pirate Parrot, Phillie Phanatic Prep For ‘1-4-3 Day’ With Video
May 21, 2019
Harrisburg, PA – The Pirate Parrot and Phillie Phanatic joined Governor Tom Wolf in celebrating the release of a video encouraging acts of kindness for “1-4-3 Day,” which is set for Thursday, the 143rd day of 2019. The video shows both mascots engaging in acts of kindness in honor of Fred Rogers, who used 1-4-3 to represent the number of letters in “I love you.”
“I commend the Pirate Parrot and Phillie Phanatic for taking the time to help others, which as they show can be simple as holding the door or sharing a cup of coffee with someone,” said Gov. Wolf. “I encourage all Pennsylvanians to embody the kindhearted spirit of Fred Rogers on Thursday. A little kindness goes a long way.”
The governor signed a resolution declaring May 23, 2019, 1-4-3 Day in honor of Fred Rogers, best known for his show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. A variety of businesses, organizations and individuals will be participating in acts of kindness to honor Rogers.
Anyone seeking ideas for spreading kindness can visit pa.gov/143-day to use a kindness generator, which includes simple but impactful ways to brighten someone’s day. 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.