A third consider kindness a modern heroic act while 21 per cent think simply being a good listener makes someone a hero, in its own small way.
A poll of 2,000 people found when asked who their all-time hero is, the nation’s mums topped the list with 22 per cent of the vote – beating dads on 12 per cent.
While others selected beloved teachers, best friends and even their local lollipop men and women.
Celebrating kindness
The research was conducted by Babybel to launch its ‘My Hero is…’ Red Nose Day campaign, in partnership with Comic Relief 2023 – offering fundraising inspiration on all of its packaging.
The cheese brand has teamed up with Diversity member, Jordan Banjo, who took to the streets of London to perform everyday heroic acts – dressed in an iconic superhero cape.
The dancer and TV personality said: “For me, my mum is my hero – she’s someone who inspires me every day.
“She works seven days a week as my manager, Diversity’s manager, running a community dance school, and working with charities, but always has time for my brother, sister and myself, and anyone who could ever need her.
“I feel genuinely inspired from speaking to so many people as part of Babybel’s Red Nose Day campaign, hearing about the heroes around us.”
Speaking to the public about their true heroes, it came to fruition that real heroes definitely don’t wear capes.
A spokesperson for Babybel said: “There has been a huge shift in what we perceive a hero to be in recent years, and it’s great to see modern day superpowers include kindness and the empowerment of others.
“This year we have partnered with Comic Relief for its 23rd year to celebrate those everyday acts of kindness that can really help those in need.
“We’ve all known someone who has faced up to

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