Steve Hartman, a CBS news reporter known for his uplifting stories of everyday heroes in America, decided recently to spend his time working from home conducting “Kindness 101” classes online.
Speaking to WTOL 11, the father-of-four said, “I obviously wasn’t producing these stories for kids in schools, but I was told by teachers, one after another, that the length of my stories, about two-and-a-half minutes, and the subjects of the stories are perfect conversation-starters”.
As many schools nationwide were closed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Steve was inspired to teach children the importance of being kind to one another.
Every work day, Steve broadcasts 30-minute lessons on kindness called “On The Road: Kindness 101 With Steve Hartman” via CBS News Facebook Live stream.
Watch the video below:
Source: YouTube/CBS Evening News
On Monday, Steve talked about “Character” and shared his experience on the topic. On Tuesday, he discussed the importance of “Empathy” and yesterday, it was all about “Friendship”. In each session, Steve incorporates some of his work and heartwarming stories of kindness.
In fact, his classes are for all ages – “..nowadays, people are starting to see that ‘hero’ can mean a lot of different things,” he told WTOL 11.
He hopes these classes will encourage people to stay positive despite the troubling facts and data of the global pandemic.
For other heartwarming stories on the CBS segment, “On The Road: Kindness 101 With Steve Hartman”, check out the links below:
*Feature image sourced from Facebook