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Teaching kindness by bridging the connection between animals and people.

What is The Yellow Heart Mission?

The Yellow Heart is a mission for kindness! It’s to inspire children to be kind and compassionate toward all living things. The Yellow Heart encourages children to be real life superheroes for their peers, their pets, their families, and their community. 

Why a yellow heart?

Kindness comes from within the heart. The color yellow is bright, happy, and inspiring.  A yellow heart symbol represents an intentional or random act of kindness that makes a positive difference in the life of another.

How does The Yellow Heart contribute to its mission?

The Yellow Heart bridges the connection between animals and people and provides valuable life lessons for children through the booksLove Me Gently; A Kid’s Guide for Man’s Best Friend, and Gray Whiskers; A Kid’s Guide for Loved Ones Growing Older. Pets are often the first relationship in a child’s life so these books were written by The Yellow Heart founder, Lisa Wiehebrink, to encourage kids to treat them with kindness and compassion as a natural foundation to build upon for the people in their lives. 

Lisa developed the Love Me Gently HUMANe Education® program for grades K-2 as a creative method to teach the concept of kindness to young children. This simple, yet powerful program uniquely reinforces positive attitudes, builds self-esteem, and develops social/emotional growth by showing children how their actions directly impact others.  Children are ignited from within as they learn how their “real-life superpower” can make a difference in the world around them. 

“Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.”

Bradley Miller