The feel good story of the month has come out of a diner I am marketing for sale in Barre, the L&M Diner. A woman decided she would pay it forward and cover the bill for a family at the diner - this started a number of people paying for other people's bills. This sense of community and kindness is a hallmark of Vermont and its people.
Vermont is all about community. People who live here are here because they want a way of life that is rich in community where the community is striving for a greater goal. Sure, like all places we all have a way in which we see the world, but what sets Vermonters apart is that people here respect the view points of other if they are different than their own. Vermont is a place where people support the community and each other.
People helping people and random acts of kindness are how I think of the community in Vermont. This simple gesture has now become national news. Apparently, kindness is so scarce elsewhere that it is news worthy. News syndicates that covered the story include CNN, Huffington Post, ABC News, Good Morning America, AOL, the Meredith Vieira Show, WCAX, WPTZ - and the list is growing.
I am glad to that see I live in a place where kindness is the norm and not news.
For information on the L&M Diner, please click here.