Yes, he went there: You're awesome. This is as funny as it is inspiring. Which is very.

Who, me?

Kid President is a wise little charmer.

He says you're a hero — you just don't know it yet.


It's about strength.

Not lifting-car strength.

Compassion.

“Nothing's stronger than that," according to K.P. “It's what changes things."

“You're way more than you think you are," he says.

"You're more than your problems, and you're more than your mistakes." — Kid President

So, what does Kid President mean by "hero," anyway?

"Heroes are just ordinary people who've done extraordinary things that inspire other people to be extraordinary."

Like Nathaniel, age 12.

Like Madison, age 15.

Like Bob, age 55.

Kid President says it's simple.

If you want to be awesome, treat people awesome.

Because the little things we do are a big deal.

Think: Who's been a hero to you?

A parent, teacher, or a friend? Let them know, the same way this little wise man is letting you know right now. Make someone's day great.

And don't wait for some signal from on high.

Ask yourself what bothers you that you can help fix? And who can you bring with you?

You don't need a cape.

Just trust that you can do something to make things better. Kid President says, “You have everything you need to make someone's day more awesome."

It's time to be the hero you're meant to be.

Message received. And now, back to being a kid.

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If the past year has taught us nothing else, it's that sending love out into the world through selfless acts of kindness can have a positive ripple effect on people and communities. People all over the United States seemed to have gotten the message — 71% of those surveyed by the World Giving Index helped a stranger in need in 2020. A nonprofit survey found 90% helped others by running errands, calling, texting and sending care packages. Many people needed a boost last year in one way or another and obliging good neighbors heeded the call over and over again — and continue to make a positive impact through their actions in this new year.

Upworthy and P&G Good Everyday wanted to help keep kindness going strong, so they partnered up to create the Lead with Love Fund. The fund awards do-gooders in communities around the country with grants to help them continue on with their unique missions. Hundreds of nominations came pouring in and five winners were selected based on three criteria: the impact of action, uniqueness, and "Upworthy-ness" of their story.

Here's a look at the five winners:

Edith Ornelas, co-creator of Mariposas Collective in Memphis, Tenn.

Edith Ornelas has a deep-rooted connection to the asylum-seeking immigrant families she brings food and supplies to families in Memphis, Tenn. She was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when she was 7 years old with her parents and sister. Edith grew up in Chicago, then moved to Memphis in 2016, where she quickly realized how few community programs existed for immigrants. Two years later, she helped create Mariposas Collective, which initially aimed to help families who had just been released from detention centers and were seeking asylum. The collective started out small but has since grown to approximately 400 volunteers.