Get Ready for 1-4-3 Day Thursday; Plan Your Acts of Kindness

Watch how the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies mascots are getting involved.

Don't forget, Thursday is 1-4-3 Day in Pennsylvania. But even if you don't live in PA, you can still join in by doing random acts of kindness.

As we first reported over the weekend ( click here ), the state has declared Thursday 1-4-3 Day on the 143rd day of 2019 in honor of Fred Rogers, encouraging everyone to do something nice for someone else. Mister Rogers, as most of us know him, used the code 1-4-3 to say "I love you" with the numbers 1-4-3 representing the number of letters in each word of the phrase.

Even the Pittsburgh Pirates Parrot mascot and the Philadelphia Phillies' Phillie Phanatic are getting in the spirit:

Governor Tom Wolf declared 1-4-3 Day in Pennsylvania because Rogers was born in Latrobe, PA, and Mister Rogers Neighborhood was produced at WQED-TV studios in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood. But there's nothing to say that Mister Rogers fans from coast-to-coast, even in foreign lands, can't participate.

Your gesture "can be simple as holding the door or sharing a cup of coffee with someone," said Gov. Wolf.

"A little kindness goes a long way." PA Gov. Tom Wolf

If your'e looking for ideas, visit the website use the "kindness generator" which includes simple ways to brighten someone's day. The website also has a kindness tracker , which will tally the number of good deeds shared on Twitter using the hashtag #143DayinPA. You're also encouraged to share your participation by joining the official Facebook event .

Pittsburgh and Philly are rivals, but the Phanatic sent the Parrot a card!

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