Spotted Around DC: The Little Heart Man (Pictures)

One local woman’s quest to brighten your day.

By: Alison Kitchens

Meet DC’s tiniest resident, the Little Heart Man.

He’s the brainchild of Lorie Shaull, a government consultant by day and pipe cleaner sculptor by night. Inspired by street artists, Shaull began placing the men around the District this past summer.

You’re most likely to catch him hanging out around Dupont Circle or Capitol Hill, says Shaull, who puts her creations in places she thinks they will be easy to spot.

Her goal? Simply to make DC residents smile.

“I happened to notice someone walk by one of them once and just saw them react positively to it,” she said. “And I thought that was really sweet.”

You can see more photos of the Little Heart Man in action on Facebook.