Fred Rogers often used the expression "1-4-3" as a way to say "I love you."

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — This weekend across Pennsylvania is all about showing kindness.

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Gov. Tom Wolf has declared May 23, 2021, as “1-4-3 Day” as a way to honor Fred Rogers’ legacy of kindness.

Wolf is asking all Pennsylvania residents to go out and spread the love.

Why May 23?

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It’s the 143rd day of the year and Mister Rogers often used the expression “1-4-3” as a way to say “I love you.” His reference was to the number of letters in each word: one, four and three.

Carrie Fischer Lepore, of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, said, “Today is just the beginning of a three-day weekend of door holding, thank you note writing, and coffee buying. It’s as simple as that to celebrate 1-4-3 Day.”

Looking for ways to show gratitude?

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Pennsylvanians can use the “Kindness Generator” on the state’s website to find ideas for kind acts.