92-year-old Morrie Boogaart is terminally ill and bedridden, but that’s not stopping him from helping people in need.
Boogaart has skin cancer and spends every waking moment knitting warm and cozy hats that he then donates to homeless individuals. It’s a simple act of kindness and one that can have a profound and lasting effect.
Dubbed “The Hat Man,” Boogaart told WZZM13 that he learned to knit hats back in 2001 from his daughter, Karen Lauters. Boogaart loved it. It lit a spark in him. And since then, he’s been using that skill to put smiles on other people’s faces.
“They’re really warm and I make all different colors,” Boogaart told Health Beat. “I do it all day and all night. I fall asleep at 11 and wake up at 2 and do it again. I’m certainly glad I can do this.”