Courtesy of UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Great News: Newborn Babies Dressed-Up as Mister Rogers to Celebrate National Cardigan Day

Every Monday morning we bring you feel good stories to balance out all the bad news

November 18, 2019

Today on Kevin & Bean we have GREAT NEWS stories for you. We find news stories that make you feel good and restore your faith in humanity to balance out all the bad news you hear on the news.

This morning Kevin introduced us to Hector Mkansi and Nonhlanhla Soldaat from South Africa. This couple was publicly shamed by a journalist on twitter because he proposed to his girlfriend at a KFC. The internet created a huge backlash against this shaming that it caught the attention of KFC. KFC eventually found the newly engaged couple and offered to pay for their wedding. Then other people and companies started offering all kinds of help to the couple. In total 224 others reached out to help the couple. They set a date and people helped with food, the location, the dress, a new kitchen, transportation, and a honeymoon because they were being shamed the internet decided that it doesn’t matter where you get engaged because these people are in love. Kevin loves that the internet turned on the journalist and great things started happening for this couple. This was Kevin’s GREAT NEWS!!!

Jensen brought our attention to UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh who decided to celebrate the legacy of Mr. Rogers on World Kindness Day and National Cardigan Day by dressing every newborn baby in a hand-knitted red Mr. Rogers cardigan, blue sneaker booties, and a onesie with a tie and dress shirt. The hospital also invited Mr. Rogers’ widow, Joanne Rogers, for this surprise. She was absolutely delighted to see all the newborn babies dressed up, as her husband of 51 years, upon walking into the nursery. She was also serenaded by a piano rendition of the song her husband famously sang, “Won’t you be my neighbor.” This was Jensen’s GREAT NEWS!!!

Allie told us about Gordon Hartman. He will never forget the day he saw his daughter Morgan struggling to make friends and fit in at a public pool. Morgan is on the Autistic spectrum and at 12 years old nobody wanted to chat or play with her. So he went home with a mission. He was going to figure out a way where kids with special needs could feel included. So, in 2007 he quit his job and began working to create a $35 million dollar theme park. Three years later Morgan’s Wonderland was complete. The park is located in San Antonio, TX and it’s an ultra-accessible fully inclusive theme park. It has 25 accessible attractions on 25 acres. It has a little bit of everything including wheelchair accessible Ferris wheel rides, playgrounds, and catch & release fishing. Since the park opened, anyone with special needs is free of charge, no questions asked. The park has also been expanded and now includes Morgan’s Inspiration Island. Allie loves that people can go to a place and do things that they never thought was possible because it was not accessible. She wishes there was one of these in every state. This was Allie’s GREAT NEWS!!!