Recently Liverpool was voted the kindest city in the UK, winning over the likes of York, Manchester and Aberdeen.
It proved that Liverpudlians are more likely to hold a door open for someone, hold the lift for someone else and help others with heavy shopping bags than any other group of people.
The survey, commissioned by Travelodge for the Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17, found a massive 55 per cent of Liverpool residents will perform a random act of kindness. Considering the national average is around the 33 per cent mark, it’s pretty good going!
Of course, we already knew our city was the best and to prove it we’ve put together some reasons why Liverpool is the kindest city in the UK.
It’s a crime to get off the bus without thanking the driver.
You’ll frequently receive a smile from a stranger.
We do our best to help the homeless in the city.
There are fortnightly kitchen pop ups held at the Bombed Out church for people in need.
Scousers love terms of endearment, like love, la and kidda.
When you go on holiday, you’ll always make friends with fellow Scousers.
You’ll always receive a barrage of compliments from girls in the nightclub toilets.
Someone will always lend you 20p for the bus home.
The Liverpool Derby is known as the ‘Friendly Derby’.
On your birthday, you can expect a mountain of gifts, Scousers love buying the perfect present.
We welcome everyone to our city.
Scousers are always up for a bevvy after work.
You’re best mates with your hairdresser, they know your life story.
You can become an honorary Scouser if we like you, like Bill Shankly!
On Blue Monday, free bunches of flowers are left in the street for people to pick up.
In times of need or hardship, the people of our city always stick together and help each other out.
People will always hold the door for you.
And the lift.
The Sun’s hateful content is banned here.
You could write a novel from the funny stories you hear in the back of taxis.
Elderly people and pregnant women are never made to stand on public transport.
Everyone knows everyone along Lark Lane.
The city celebrates its independent businesses in a big way!
Lots of the city centre music festivals are free.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our reason why Liverpool is the kindest city in the UK and we hope you agree!
If you’re out and about exploring the city, why not check out our bucket list of the things you must do when visiting Liverpool.