Hello Baby

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Taiwan now has a Hello Kitty maternity hospital. The sheets, blankets, nurse's uniforms and birth certificates all have the little Sanrio character on them, and the cartoon cat seems to soothe newborns and moms: "Unlike traditional hospitals that are mostly white, I feel this one is pretty good," says brand-new mother Chen Shing-chiu, 38. "I like Hello Kitty very much myself." Is someone going to notify Mariah Carey? [Reuters]


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