Celebrate the first day of Spring with free ice cream from Dairy Queen

(NBC) - It's the first day of Spring and that means there's a sweet giveaway to celebrate!

It's the fourth annual Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen.

That means participating non-mall Dairy Queen and D-Q Grill and Chill locations across the country will offer up a free small cone of vanilla soft serve today.

Dairy Queen will also be collecting donations for local children's miracle network hospitals.

Last year, Dairy Queen contributed nearly $300,000 in one day to local hospitals.