While America is certainly dealing with a lot of problems right now, and our reputation with the rest of the world may have taken a bit of a hit, not everyone is hating on the U.S.A. A recent Reddit thread asked non-Americans the things they love about America, and it seems there are still plenty of things we can be proud of.
Things non-Americans love about America include:
- "How accommodating many places are to disabled people, especially for people in wheelchairs. There are often ramps and large disabled parking spaces, not to mention that there is an entire amusement park for people in wheelchairs in San Antonio!"
- "You guys invest a lot in entertainment. The shows in my country suck."
- "You can right turn on red lights."
- "Hospitality and kindness. On my travels in America, I found the majority of Americans to be kind, keen to help, and lovely to spend time with."
- "Free refills at restaurants. Still amazed."
- "The country has everything! You want mountains, you got it! You want forest, you got it! You want beaches, you got it! You want huge cities, you got it! In Europe, you have to go from country to country to achieve this."
- "Zip codes have only numbers — easier to remember than postal codes. And all telephone numbers throughout the country have exactly the same number of digits."
- "Optimism. Even with the ridiculous political situation, Americans are naturally optimistic."
- "My country never would have thought of replacing the bread in a KFC chicken sandwich with TWO PIECES OF CHICKEN. Genius. Keep 'em coming."
- "The diversity is wonderful, in its people, culture, food, architecture, and nature."
- "America has some of the very best museums in the world. I spent a week going through the Smithsonian in Washington and it was amazing."
- "Innovation. Americans think of really cool stuff and make it happen, from Disneyland to iPhones."
- "You are allowed to publicly criticize your government and leader."