Everywhere I go these days, I seem to run into Hello Kitty. She is so popular, in fact, that you can find just about anything with the Hello Kitty image on it. MP3 players, CD players, TVs, shirts, games, bags, toasters and cameras, etc. And today I’ve learned that there’s a hospital decked out in Hello Kitty stuff in the maternity ward.
Hau Sheng Hospital, located 95 miles south of Taipei, is the latest destination for the cute cat with a penchant for pink.
A giant Hello Kitty figure dressed in a pink doctor uniform greets visitors in the lobby, while colorful murals of the feline are found in recovery rooms, the nursery and on elevator doors.
“When new moms feel anxious and lost about how to deal with their new babies, Hello Kitty can make them more relaxed and reduce their sense of discomfort while giving birth,” said Tsai.