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Benson Sculpture Garden in Loveland, CO

When surrounded the awe-inspiring art in the Benson Sculpture Garden, it's hard not to reflect the same beauty in your own actions. It's a place for meeting, observing, admiring, and most importantly, appreciating.

Ely, IA

Volunteerism isn't a duty in Ely, it's a way of life. The town thrives because of it, and it's so...


Delray Center in Delray Beach, FL

The overwhelming generosity and culture of healing manifested by the folks at the Delray Center are an inspiration.


Orting, WA

Under the shadow of Mt. Rainier, Orting shines when it comes to kindness, especially toward some of its most vulnerable...


FINALIST: Mower County, MN

In Austin, kindness isn't just something you do in your spare time -- the town has formed a committee to...

12 Heartwarming True Stories That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

Just when you were getting fed up with news, these warm and fuzzy stories have come along to warm your...


First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Carlisle, PA

First Evangelical Lutheran is full of charity and goodwill. Each month members make and sew together quilt toppers to donate...


Kiss the Cook Restaurant and Catering in Paragould, AR

Kiss the Cook Restaurant and Catering isn't as much a restaurant as a means to extend charity, love and care...


Winona, MN

Home to several charitable organizations to enrich their community, Winona leads the pack when it comes to kindness. And the...


Crystal Falls, MI

Always upfront with neighbors and acquaintances, Crystal Falls is crystal-clear when it comes to kindness. There's a whole lot of...


Westport, IN

Like something out of a black and white movie, Westport is one of those classic American small towns with chivalry...


FINALIST: Bothell, WA

How do you celebrate a birthday in Bothell? Well, if you're one local resident, you do it by collecting charity...


Branson, MO

Branson, home to classic midwestern kindness and hospitality, is a place that treats strangers as guests and those who are...

Unity Spiritual Center in Vero Beach, FL

A pinnacle of true selflessness, Unity Spiritual Center believes that nice people give of themselves to each other. So when...


Stacey Hurford’s Group Exercise Classes at Villa Sport Athletic Club in Beaverton, OR

Exercise instructor Stacey Hurford inspires her students far beyond that extra sit-up, motivating to do the very best for themselves...


Snowmass Village, CO

Extreme sports are a staple at Snowmass, but none will take your breath away they way the locals' kindness will.


DeRidder, LA

A military community with a rich history of being nice, fables of DeRidder's kindness stretch as far back as World...


Bellevue, IA

When you give to Bellevue, Bellevue gives back. A long-time resident and champion of the charities in town and across...


Madison, VA

Surrounded by awe inspiring mountains and rivers, Madison's natural beauty pales in comparison to the generous acts of it's people....


The Nicest Places in Every State in 2018

The nicest places in America embody kindness and cooperation: Locals help out neighbors and strangers alike—and newcomers are welcomed as...


Forest Falls, CA

Charity is in high supply in Forest Falls, and the community's volunteering efforts are worth marveling alongside it's monumental redwoods....

North Conway, NH

North Conway is the kind of place where folks will do random acts of kindness for you and not care...


New Hampton, IA

Charity is in high demand in New Hampton, but, fortunately, residents have big hearts and plenty of love to supply...


FINALIST: Ellijay, GA

The infectious kindness of Ellijay makes it impossible not to be drawn in. The Cortes family stopped into town for...


Curb Side Coffee House in Taylor, TX

Wake up and smell the coffee -- good news and kindness is all around us. At least, that's what the...


Buda, TX

People come to Buda to breathe easy, but the generosity of this little town's residents just might take your breath...


St. Cloud, FL

If the balmy weather and lakeside views don't entice you to come to St. Cloud, the generous charity and friendly...