‘Sesame Street’ focuses on kindness in latest season

Sesame Street's Abby Cadabby visits The Empire State Building on April 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

“K” is for kindness.

The iconic children’s show “Sesame Street” debuts its 47th season on Saturday on HBO and it focuses on teaching kindness.

“Our world is a very complicated world, and we know that kindness is in all of us… But for really young children, I think we have to model it,” Rosemarie Truglio, a researcher who oversees content and curriculum for “Sesame Street” told USA Today. She said kids have a difficult time putting themselves in other people’s shoes.

Recent research, including a Sesame Workshop survey, found more than two-thirds of parents believe the world is an unkind place for children. Parents were split on what is more important: empathy or manners.

Is being kind a priority for people