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How One City Is Continuing An Effort To Promote Kindness

When the mayor installed new signs to promote kindness, residents had strong opinions.


Pittsburgh's mayor, Bill Peduto, announced that more signs are in the works to be placed in citywide "Kindness Zones." The signs were originally introduced on 1-4-3 day (May 23rd, the 143rd day of the year), a day honoring Pittsburgh native and beloved TV personality, Fred Rogers. The signs are meant to bring a smile to those passing by, and also to serve as a reminder to be more neighborly, like Fred.


You can find out more about the Kindness Zone signs, and the public's reaction to them, in our original story:

What's the Deal with All These Signs?

The call for more signs has received both positive and negative reviews, with some residents criticizing the mayor for not investing money into more pressing matters in the city, like the conditions of the roads and the lack of available parking downtown.


Others have celebrated the signs and their positive message to the community:


What do you think about the signs?

(Source: images Bill Peduto Twitter page)

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