He was voiced by late Billie Mae Richards in DIC Version who also voiced Rudolph in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Rudolph's Shiny New Year, and Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July, Jim Henshaw in Care Bears Family, Matt Hill in Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot and David Lodge in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot.
Tenderheart is identified by his light brown fur and red heart Belly Badge.
Exemplifying the very best qualities of the Care Bears, Tenderheart is thought of the de facto leader of his fuzzy brethren, organizing their efforts to help spread love and care around the world, and keep their own home of Care-a-Lot in working shape. He is responsible for initiating new members into the Care Bear Family by bestowing their very own Belly Badges, and has been directly involved in nearly every major event in their history. Kind, attentive, and (usually) level-headed, this cuddly commander will do everything he can to keep his compatriots in line, and prove that "care" isn't just a four-letter word. he is a trustworthy leader he invites the kids to Care-a-Lot.
- Care Bears: Adventures In Care-a-Lot is the only one in the Care Bears franchise were Tenderheart does not serve as leader, with the role instead going to Cheer Bear.
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