Reader’s Digest Is on the Hunt for the Nicest Place in America!

Imagine a place where everyone is just plain nice. Strangers greet each other in the street. Neighbors are friends and friends help each other out. There is a real community of giving, sharing and kindness. Does this sound like a place you know? Then we want to hear from you!


Tell us about a small act of kindness that sparked a movement, a funny local custom that makes everyone feel good, or that time your town pulled together to help a neighbor in need. Click the button below and fill out the form to nominate your town, campus, storefront, backyard or wherever else “nice” is the golden rule.

Qualifying entries will be featured on Ten finalists will be featured in the November issue of Reader’s Digest and the winning place will be on the cover!

Finding Kindness Everywhere We Look

If you peruse the entries below, you’ll see random acts of kindness happening all over America. So, Reader’s Digest has┬ápartnered with BYUtv’s hit show Random Acts to help spread the word about Nicest Place in America. Watch our collaboration video here!

Whimsical and heartwarming, Random Acts is a vibrant hidden-camera show that will make you laugh and inspire you to pay it forward. Watch anytime at Follow Random Acts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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