Non-Americans Share All The Things That They Actually Like About America


America sometimes gets a bad rep, especially from people who live in other countries. People who live elsewhere might make fun of the foods we eat or how we’re always in a hurry. Fortunately, there are still plenty of things that America has that other countries wish they had.

In a recent Reddit thread, non-Americans shared all of the things they like about America. If you live in America, these responses might make you feel pretty good! Here are the top answers.

  1. Entertainment

    “You guys invest a lot in entertainment. The shows in my country suck.”

  2. KFC

    “My country would have never thought of replacing the bread in KFC chicken sandwich with TWO PIECES OF CHICKEN. Genius. Keep ‘em coming.”

  3. Big Living Spaces

    “I live in Hong Kong and our average flat sizes are around 300 to 500 square feet. If you are in a flat that’s over 1,000 square feet that’s considered super luxurious.”

  4. Traffic Light Rules

    “Right turn on red lights.”

  5. 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.”

  6. Music

    “They make a lot of great music. I’m sort of a metalhead and my country doesn’t have any rock bands.”

  7. Outlets

    “Tiny electrical socket outlets so that an adapter for 4 or 5 plugs doesn’t take up almost the whole goddamn wall.”

  8. Zip Codes and Phone Numbers

    “Zip codes have only numbers…easier to remember than postal codes. All telephone numbers throughout the country have exactly the same number of digits.”

  9. Safety in Rural Areas

    “Our dream is to buy a farm and live peacefully, but where I live it’s so dangerous it’s unreal. When I see movies or programs about people living on ranches or farms in some town in the U.S., it looks amazing. We could never.”

  10. Nature

    “You have some of the most stunningly beautiful nature in the world.”

  11. Free Refills

    “Free refills at restaurants. Still amazed.”

  12. Accommodations

    “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!”

  13. Independence

    “While this has sometimes been overplayed, America as a country always seems work in its own unique way and strike its own path.

What are some things you’d say America has that other countries might not?