MY HERO Celebrates Valentines Day | February 14

"The honorary duty of a human being is to love" ~ Maya Angelou

This song, Love is the Greatest Thing, was written and performed by Pato Banton. The video is a compilation of heroes we love from the MY HERO archives. Edited by Charles McMahon and Dylan Sachse.



Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14. This celebration has a long history that has evolved over the centuries: from pagan and Christian festivals in ancient times, to a celebration of loved ones and romance in modern times.

For Valentine's Day, MY HERO features films demonstrating different kinds of loving relationships, not just romantic ones, and diverse expressions of love.


Films about Loving Relationships

Love Has No Labels

Produced by:Prod. The Ad Council / Dir. R/GA

The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it in ourselves, others and institutions.

Mutual Rescue: Eric & Peety

Produced by:Dir. Advocate Creative

Eric weighed 340 pounds, had high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and Type II Diabetes. His doctor told him he had 5 years to live. Then he met Peety—and everything changed. 


Produced by:Ryan Coogler

A touching story that reminds us not to be limited by preconceived notions. 2010 winning college student film directed by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler.

In a Heartbeat

Beth David, Esteban Bravo
A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

More Films about Love

Films about Love

By: Wendy Milette
Enjoy these short films celebrating love

More MY HERO Art and Stories to Celebrate Valentine's Day



By: Kaeli from Arizona

The heart is the symbol of ideal love and represents the range of human emotions that we call love

Love is a Hero

This artwork was made in Macedonia at the Global Exchange Workshops conducted by the My Hero Project.

Mother Teresa's love

By: Lisa of Laguna Beach High School

Mother Theresa's acts of love and kindness for all human beings have been a source of hope to many

Love Prevails

By: Angela of Laguna Beach High School
Love prevails through thick and thin. Love gives man something to live for. Love is my hero.


Lovey the Lovebird

By: Marcus Fennema

Marcus, who has ADHD and autism, found Lovey at summer camp, and they became best friends for the rest of Lovey's life. 

Grandma Herring

By: Kaila Herring

"Although her family lacked wealth, she was still rich with love."

Gail Halvorsen (The Candy Bomber)

By: Tyler Daynes

American WWII pilot Gail Halvorsen got the nickname "The Candy Bomber" and "Uncle Wiggly Wings" for routinely dropping candy for the children of West Berlin, an operation he called "Little Vittles."

Ella Giaime

By: Emma Giaime

Ella Giaime battled SJIA for one year of her life and was diagnosed at the age of four. She loved playing sports, socializing with friends, and spending her time cousins and family. 

Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Visit the MY HERO Calendar

Share Your Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program

Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.

Submit your artwork to be entered in the MY HERO art contest or to be exhibited on our Gallery Homepage.

Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.

Our Curators


Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Victoria Murphy. 

Hero Stories curated by MY HERO General Editor and Writer Shannon Luders-Manuel.


Short films curated by MY HERO International Film Festival director Wendy Milette

Organizer created on 1/31/2010 1:26:54 PM by Amanda Molinaro

Last edited 2/9/2020 3:20:53 AM by Shannon Luders-Manuel