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A Nurse At A Hospital Dressed Infants In Crocheted Red Sweaters And Blue Sneakers To Honor Mister Rogers.

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood thanks to one nurse at a Pittsburgh hospital. 

Earlier last week, on November 13th, the world celebrated in World Kindness Day and so did a troop of newborns at Pittsburgh’s UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital after a registered nurse created outfits for the infants and dressed them up in the iconic red sweater and blue sneakers look worn by Pittsburgh’s very own Fred Rogers.

Newborns at the UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital were dressed in crocheted red sweaters and blue sneakers to honor Mister Rogers.

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Pechin worked hours on her project to knit the sweaters for the newborns. Speaking to Good Morning America, Pechin said “It’s more just something I do for fun. I really enjoy making things for all the babies because they look so cute in them.”

In an interview with GMA about the hospital’s sweet celebration of Mister Rogers and the newborns, Kristen Lewandowski and her husband, Michael described the celebration as “really special.” “It was just a really special thing to see the red sweater and the shoes and to know that they were both knitted by one of the nurses in the hospital,” Kristen Lewandowski told “GMA.”

According to their interview with GMA the Lewandowski’s said that seeing their child in a red cardigan was particularly special because they had grown up watching “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

“When I was little I watched ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ with my grandmother, my grandma Mary, who we named our [daughter] Mary after,” Michael Lewandowski said.

The event was made to be even more special when Mrs. Joanne Rogers, late Mister Rogers’s wife, also appeared at the event to welcome the newborns into the world and honor her husband.

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Joanne Rogers, Fred Rogers’ widow, is a concert pianist who met her late husband while the two attended Rollins College. The twofer married in 1952 and was married for 50 years until he died in 2003 of stomach cancer. 

“She was so sweet and so sincere and just wished us the best of luck as new parents,” Kristen Lewandowski told GMA, “and just told us to support one another and we thought that was great advice.”

For the special occasion, Joanne Rogers is reported to have worn an old sweater that belonged to her husband. Fans of the “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” series will remember that Fred Rogers’s red cardigans were an iconic part of his show and he often wore cardigans as part of his look. In the original series that debuted in 1962 and ended in 2001. Rogers could be seen in every episode greeting his audience while singing the show’s theme song and changing from a suit jacket to a cardigan. 

For her visit to the hospital, Joanne Rogers was serenaded to the beloved song “It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” by the hospital staff and employees. According to GMA, the hospital’s nurses and staff wore T-shirts that looked like red sweaters.

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Stephen And Ayesha Curry Are Donating Thousands of Books To Schools For Christmas

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Stephen And Ayesha Curry Are Donating Thousands of Books To Schools For Christmas

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Hark the herald! Stephen and Ayesha Claus Curry– are here to bring literary joy this season.

The Golden State Warrior and his wife are donating thousands of books to schools around Oakland, California this holiday season in an effort to bring joy to children.

The couple, behind Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation, made the announcement earlier this week.

“We along with our entire team at Eat. Learn. Play. understand the importance of early childhood education, especially when it comes to literacy,” Stephen and Ayesha told People magazine in a recent interview. “Nothing is more basic, more essential, more foundational, or more important to a child’s success in life than the ability to read well. We know there is a lot of work to be done, but with partners like Literati, we’re hopeful that we will be able to make an impact on these children’s lives.”

The Currys’ donations will arrive to schools in boxes that will contain six books.

The packages will include five children’s books and one for adults. All of which come from Stephen Curry’s “Underrated” book club selection.

Along with their thousand book giveaway, the couple’s Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation will donate boxes to students who are learning remotely amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in collaboration with and Literati. Fourteen thousand boxes will go directly to Oakland Unified Schools.

According to people, “The remainder of the donation, which was also made possible through Bay Area investor Aydin Senkut of Felicis Ventures, will be distributed through community partners in the new year.”

Speaking about their own experiences of teaching their children during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Stephen and Ayesha (who are parents to Canon W. Jack, 2, Ryan Carson, 5, and Riley, 8) told People that they’ve been hard work attempting to keep their children busy and learning.

“My oldest is pretty disciplined so that’s been easy, but our 5-year-old has a little trouble staying engaged for an extended period of time,” Ayesha, host of ABC’s new show “Family Food Fight,” explained.

Ayesha says she has found that taking part in “some kind of physical activity right before class starts” helps her daughter Ryan “to focus the mind and get some of the wiggles out, and periodic ‘dance breaks’ between lessons.”

“We also added resistance workout bands to the legs of her chair, which give her something to do if she gets antsy during a long Zoom session,” Stephen added.

“Luckily for me, Stephen has really stepped in with education and their schooling. And I’m okay with that because I birthed them so now [he] can birth and nurture their education,” Ayesha joked in a recent episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”

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These Christmas Movies Will Make Your Season Festive And Bright

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These Christmas Movies Will Make Your Season Festive And Bright

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Christmas is here and it is time to get super festive, y’all. One of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is by watching the movies that will take you to that place. Here are some Latino Christmas movies that will get you feeling all Christmas-y.

“Christmas Bounty”

WWE brings you this love story that follows a woman and her secret. The school teacher (Francia Raisa) is hiding her past as a bounty hunter when she gets pulled back in. Raisa’s character goes back to her hometown and has to work with her ex-boyfriend to catch a bounty that got away.

“This Christmas”

“This Christmas” is a family holiday movie with serious issues. A family’s matriarch assembles her family for the first time in four years. The holiday gathering is filled with stress and drama as strains show within the family. It is a real look at what happens when some families with secrets come together and confrontations happen.

“Holiday In Handcuffs”

This one is so wild it is worth a watch. Melissa Joan Hart plays a woman who is desperate to show her family that she is finally in love. How? Well, she kidnaps a man played by Mario Lopez and takes him to her family’s house for Christmas. We are talking felony kidnapping but it’s all cool because, as you would expect at Christmas, they fall in love.

“Happiest Season”

Hulu’s original movie “Happiest Season” is a lesbian Christmas love song that will melt your heart. Kristen Stewart plays a woman suckered into going to her girlfriend’s parents’ home for Christmas. But the catch is that her girlfriend isn’t out. Aubrey Plaza plays a woman jilted by Stewart’s girlfriend and helps the young woman navigate her way through this family.

“A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas”

Pulse pounding and hilarious. “A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas” is exactly what you would expect from the franchise. Danny Trejo plays Harold’s father-in-law who wants a perfect Christmas, something Harold is determined to make happen. When Kumar gets involved, things go sideways fast and the two friends are left figuring out how to save the holiday.

“Nothing Like The Holidays”

A Puerto Rican family gathers for what might be their last Christmas together. The family tries to make the most of the time together and, as you would expect, lessons are learned and familial bonds are made stronger. There is something so powerful about gathering during the holidays.

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