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Teaching Kids Kindness to Animals and Each Other

November 18, 2017 02:36 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- A four-legged friend helped educate Rochester school students Friday on bullying and kindness.  

The “Kindness is Powerful” presentation at Bamber Valley Elementary was put on by an American Ninja Warrior contestant Roo Yori, his dog and this year's American Humane Hero Dog winner, Michele Schaffer-Stevens.

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The two covered topics about bullying, accepting differences, and kindness and safety around dogs.

Roo Yori says it’s the best when children learn about these topics now, “because you know, it's just, it's powerful. Kindness is powerful and we wanted to make sure that you know we kinda reiterate that and instill that in these kids young so hopefully when they grow up, we can create a better world, as cheesy as that sounds."

The event was also part of national dog bite prevention week.  The program was brought to younger students since the most common age for a dog bite is among children five to 12 years old.


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