Foreigners Describe What America Get’s Right
Given the current climate in this country it seems like we aren’t doing anything right here in the states. We are often short-sighted and don’t see the beauty that is happening all across the country with our amazing citizens.
A recent reddit thread asked users: “Non-Americans of Reddit, what are the positives of America that you see?” and the replies were quite eye-opening and amazing.
The thread immediately went viral, as thousands of people across the world started sharing the things they appreciate most about America.
Here are some of the top-voted replies:
Misssplunker said “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!”
No_unknown said “I went to America in February, just before Corona became a real threat in Europe and America and people there are really nice and talkative. Here you don’t ask where tourist are from or begin a conversation just randomly while in a grocery store. Was a bit confused by you guys saying ‘how are you?’ as a greeting tho, I knew you did but still it caught me off guard.”
Sapphobear said “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. Obviously there will be some wankers (there are wankers everywhere) but I associate America with a cheerful, upbeat people who will smile and be pleased to meet a new person.”
Lewton_bus said “You have a robust arts industry including movies, tv, videogames, etc. Here in Australia our government routinely undermines are fledgling videogames industry, most of our tv shows lack any of the polish of yours, and with our movies… Let’s just say we literally tried to get people to pay to see a film version of a TV show that was canceled due to lack of viewership on FREE tv.”
Theholynun wrote “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. Also the food portions are HUGE!”
One of our favorite comes from Seralyn wrote “As an American who left 10 years ago because I was fed up with America’s shit, I can honestly say that it took me leaving America to see the good in it. One thing I have come to appreciate about the United States, even though it doesn’t apply to me, specifically, is that anyone can become an American. I’ve lived in a few different places in my time abroad and no matter how fluent I get in language and culture I am eternally the “foreigner”. Especially here in Japan. The official word to refer to us is “outsider”. I could live here 30 years, naturalize, forsake my American citizenship, have a Japanese baby and I would never be Japanese. But you, Japanese friend, can be American, as much of an American as I am. And I think that’s really cool.”