There are all kinds of stereotypes about americans: they are very patriots or they think their country is the best, they only eat fast food and are over weighted. Obviously this is not true, only a small percentage of americans might be like this, but also in every single country you will find people with these characteristics. This is something humans have to change, we have to stop making absurd generalizations and start thinking a person as unique personality and not an entire nation as a whole.
What I figured about americans and I really love, is the fact that whenever you make eye contact with them, they will say "Hi!" or smile. Many times they will say "Hello, how are you?" and you are just passing by. When going to grocery store there is a staff person saying "Good morning, how are you today?" Even if they are paid to say that, they will bright my day for sure.
So, doesn't matter if you are a stranger, americans are friendly. What happens often and I wish really hard that was like this everywhere in the World is that if someone likes your hair or shirt, or anything about you, they will let you know verbally. So many times I was in the street or in a shop and I listened "Nice dress!" or "I love your hair!". If you like something from someone you should tell the person, giving compliments make people happy about themselves.
Besides being friendly, americans can be truly helpful. There was one time I needed a public phone to make a quick call so I asked a girl where could I find one and she immediately landed her phone. Another day I was lost and got in a decoration shop to ask the employee if she knew where was the street I was looking for so she printed out a map from google maps I could follow! These are small examples, actually situations like this happens often. I feel that if I need something there will always be an angel giving us an hand.
As an american, do you agree with this post? When you travel overseas do you feel people are less friendly or helpful? Non american do you feel same way as me when traveling USA?