Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"You've made this day special, just by being you."

'Yarn-bomber' made a sweater for this statue of Mister Rogers

Yarn bombing, also called guerilla knitting, is apparently a thing. It involves anonymously knitting or crocheting garments around pretty much anything the rogue knitter feels could use a little warmth. The latest "victim" is this statue of Mr. Rogers in Pittsburgh, Pa., because what's Mr. Rogers without his sweaters? If you grew up watching "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood," you likely still remember him putting on a sweater and sneakers, and singing, "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" at the start of every show. Despite the harsh name (and the mildly creepy-looking statue), yarn-bombing is a touching tribute to the man who reminded kids everywhere, "You've made this day special, just by being you." 

Reported by Nick Mangione from MSN

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