I took a weekend trip to Charlotte, North Carolina. What they say about Southern hospitality is very true from what I saw. From the impression I got, people seem much friendlier and open to strangers than people in Philly or in New York. People are not necessary straight out rude or mean in other cities, but definitely not as warm. People of Charlotte went out of their way to make people feel welcomed or at least comfortable. I feel like they unconsciously make an effort to make a difference in someone’s day by trying to make them feel in a way loved.
It is always nice when a stranger makes an effort to go out of his or her way to do a kind deed. I am a firm believer that making a difference can be something as little as a random compliment or holding the door open. In a way, I sort of believe in the butterfly effect. If someone was friendly to me in the morning, I am more likely to be friendlier later on the in the day. Hopefully that person would then be in a better mood and do something even nicer and make a bigger difference than me. I sort of hope that other people can see how making little differences can be just as important as making bigger ones.