Elderly Man Inspires by Knitting Hats for the Homeless
We all knit for different reasons, but perhaps none so inspirational and thoughtful as Morrie Boogart’s. At 91 years young, Mr. Boogart knits hats for those less fortunate than himself, and has made thousands over the last 15 years (he stopped counting after 8,000). That’s a lot of heads being kept warm thanks to his generosity.
Perhaps the most amazing part of Mr. Boogart’s story is that he continues to knit hats every single day, even though he is confined to a hospice bed, and is diagnosed with skin cancer and has a mass on his kidney.
Speaking about knitting, he says “Why do I do it? It just makes me feel good… This has been the best thing that’s happened to me.”
Using a round loom, which is a suitable alternative when you can no longer knit with needles, he says it takes him about two days to make each hat. Not bad for someone his age, and definitely a reinforcing sign that knitting is truly a lifelong hobby.
Story via Fox 17 West Michigan.
Last updated: August 9th, 2016.