The Good News Is... People are still nice

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - I decided to do a story today, based on my perception that people are still nice. We see so many mean people in the news. We hear of so many people doing bad things.

I thought I'd try and find people doing simple, and I mean simple, acts of random kindness. Like holding the door for someone at a convenience store. I see people doing that all the time, they even do it for me!

I found several kind door-holders at The Minute Mart in Lowell. I also found a guy convinced the folks in big city Charlotte, wouldn't be as nice.

I grabbed my photographer buddy Kevin Sharp and we left the station in an argument over whether the busy bodies uptown would be so polite. Kevin said they wouldn't, I said they would.

We were both sort of right.

I packed my wallet as full as I could with about 5 dollars in change. I walked down the street looking innocent enough. I "accidentally" dropped all the change out onto the sidewalk. Do you think anyone stopped to help?

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After you watch, send me some ideas for stories you think are "Good News". Nothing is to simple. I want to hear it all.

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Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

Kristen Hampton - WBTV On Your Side Reporter