HARRISBURG, Pa. (Erie News Now) – Pennsylvania will celebrate its fourth annual 1-4-3 Day on Monday, May 23, according to Gov. Tom Wolf who made the announcement in honor of Fred Rogers’ birthday Sunday, March 20.
May 23 is the 143rd day of 2022. The day encourages Pennsylvanians to show their neighbors additional kindness, generosity, and love.
The tradition began in 2019 and was intended to inspire a statewide movement to honor beloved Pittsburgh-native Fred Rogers.
Best known for his role in the television series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred Rogers continuously demonstrated compassion and kindness, and embodied what it means to be a good neighbor. Rogers used 1-4-3 as another way of saying “I love you” with the numbers representing the number of letters in each word. The Wolf administration is urging all Pennsylvanians and beyond to spread kindness by doing a good deed for someone in their life – like a neighbor, a stranger in their community, or others in need.