Let’s face it, with what’s going on in the world today everybody could use a little more kindness, and if that’s what you’re seeking you may want to head to Michigan.
- “Readers Digest” has just come out with the results of their Nicest Places in America 2020: United in Kindness search.
- This year the magazine received a record 1,177 stories of solidarity and hope even in the difficult time we are living in.
- While they picked the nicest places in each state, Buchanan, Michigan was named the grand honoree.
- During the current divisive climate and the global pandemic, residents in Buchanan banded to together to support every member of their community.
- After their Memorial Day parade was canceled they found a way to unite and hang banners honoring their local veterans.
- They also marched together in support of the George Floyd protests.
Other nicest places recognized include (click herefor the whole list)
- Alaska:Anchorage- City unites to help the homeless stay safe during pandemic.
- Georgia:The Dream Center in Augusta- Donations to local charity surge as pandemic grows need.
- Hawaii:Kamiloiki Valley on Oahu- Student debt drives campaign to do good.
- Iowa:Iowa City- Roller derby mobilizes in crazy costumes to spark joy amid lockdown.
- Kentucky:Signature Health Care Nursing Facility in Elizabethtown- Paralyzed man with camera galvanizes community and changes hearts with art.
- Massachusetts:Springfield- Jewish "Ham Lady" teams with Priest to make Easter happen.
- Minnesota:Victoria's Ristorante and Wine Bar in Rochester- Italian restaurant feeds hungry kids with excess pasta, for free.
- North Carolina:Dirtbag Ales Brewery in Hope Mills- Free beer for quarantined troops.
- Tennessee:Nashville- Teens lead the way in the fight for racial justice.
- Virginia:Virtual Tip Jar- Digital tip jar inspires millions to give.