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TELL US: What Makes a Good Neighbor?

National Good Neighbor Day is Sept. 28. Share your stories about the neighbors who make your town a great place to live.

A good neighbor comes in many forms.

It may be someone who keeps an eye on your kids when they’re playing outside or someone who pet sits for you when your family is on vacation. Some even go above and beyond to make your community a great place to live by picking up trash in neighborhood parks or volunteering to start youth programs at the local library.

Celebrate the people who make your community thrive by honoring them on National Good Neighbor Day on Sept. 28.

We've told you about many of your good neighbors, such as Angela Taylor, Jean Zanfordino and Jonathan Jackson.

The concept of National Good Neighbor Day began in the early 1970s when Montana resident Becky Mattson pushed to create a holiday that would recognize people who make their neighborhoods a great place to live.

The annual event became a National Holiday in 2003 when Senator Max Baucus sponsored a U.S. resolution naming Sept. 28 National Good Neighbor Day.

Are there people in your community who exemplify being a good neighbor? Today is a good time to tell them that you—and the entire neighborhood—appreciate all they do. 

TELL US: Who are the great neighbors in your town? Who makes your town a great place to live? Honor them by sharing your story in the comments section below.

Betsy Kravitz September 28, 2012 at 03:51 AM
I am fortunate to live in a neighborhood such as mine, it is warm, watchful, beautifully diverse and above all friendly and welcoming. I feel as though all of my neighbors are "good" if not "great" neighbors, we all have a commonality and good life to live for and we do so in great camaraderie!~Betsy Kravitz
Billy L September 28, 2012 at 01:02 PM
A good neighbor is one that leaves me alone and doesn't cause trouble in the neighborhood. I must confess though I don't talk to very many of my neighbors because a lot of them speak little or no English, so obviously there's a barrier there.
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