Reminder to Pennsylvanians to show kindness to others, yourself on 1-4-3 Day, May 23, 2022

Fourth Annual Party Inspired by Country Son Fred Rogers

Governor Tom Wolf called on Pennsylvanians to share acts of kindness again to celebrate 1-4-3 Day in Pennsylvania on May 23, 2022.

This is the fourth year of 1-4-3 Day, which was created in honor of Pennsylvania native son Fred Rogers, who regularly used 1-4-3 as a way to say I-Love-You while throughout his life and on his beloved television series, Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood. His reference was the number of letters in each word – 1-4-3 and May 23 is the 143rd day of the year.

“Over the past three years, Pennsylvanians have shown that kindness is in their hearts,” Governor Wolf said. “We have continued to carry on the legacy of Fred Rogers through simple good deeds and kind words to our neighbors, friends, family, teachers, first responders and strangers. It is an honor to be part of a Commonwealth that values ​​treating others with kindness.

This year, Pennsylvanians are reminded that 1-4-3 Day is also a day to be kind to yourself. These acts of kindness can include buying you dessert, spending time with loved ones, declining a social invitation, going for a walk, or even taking a few minutes for yourself.

“1-4-3 Day means you too,” said Carrie Fischer Lepore, assistant secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Office of Marketing, Tourism and Film. “When we show ourselves kindness, it’s easier to be kind to others. So please enjoy a guilt-free day of small indulgences, positive self-talk, and “me time.” May 23.

As in previous years, the Commonwealth website will host a “kindness generator” at, to inspire the day, and a “kindness tracker” will tally up all the good deeds and kind gestures of Pennsylvanians. . during the day. Residents are also encouraged to use #143DayInPA on social media to share and help spread the movement.

For more opportunities to walk in the footsteps of Fred Rogers, the Pennsylvania Tourist Board invites travelers to experience the Fred Rogers Trail, at, which includes stops in his hometown of Latrobe, and in Pittsburgh, where he filmed his iconic TV show.

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