5 Reasons We’re Proud To Be Southern (Snow Edition)

January 29, 2014 | By | Comments (7)

We were all stunned yesterday when snow storms gripped parts of the South, including our hometown of Birmingham.  This morning there are still people stranded, and we’re praying for their safety.

As those of us in Alabama and affected states try to get home, we’re counting our blessings for the good things that have happened and how Southerners have risen to the occasion. All of these shots were taken today in Birmingham by one editor trying to get home, and in the church (Parkwood Church of God) that has taken her and 50 other strangers in.

We’re thankful that today Southerners:

1. Have helped each other push cars stuck on the roads, no questions asked:

photo 155 5 Reasons Were Proud To Be Southern (Snow Edition)

2. Opened doors of businesses, homes, and churches for shelter:

photo 158 5 Reasons Were Proud To Be Southern (Snow Edition)

3. Prepared warm meals and shared with neighbors in need:

photo 154 5 Reasons Were Proud To Be Southern (Snow Edition)

4. Have been happy to lend a hand, even when going through challenging times themselves:

photo 160 5 Reasons Were Proud To Be Southern (Snow Edition)

5.  Are prepared to offer up kindness smiles, even when they haven’t slept in 24 hours:

photo 162 5 Reasons Were Proud To Be Southern (Snow Edition)

Share the acts of kindness and generosity you saw during the snowstorms below or with hashtag #southernsnow.


  1. Marian

    This wonderful! School bus drivers have been real heros in this.

    January 29, 2014 at 8:08 pm
  2. Misty

    I want to give a huge shout out to school teachers, administrators and staff who stayed with kids and made this whole experience as non-traumatic as possible for children who were unable to get home last night. Also, I’ve heard stories of Chickfila on 280 in Birmingham taking food to people stranded closeby. That’s outstanding service.

    January 29, 2014 at 10:36 am
  3. Margery bass

    In times like this it’s good to see there are good people stepping in to do a good deed.

    January 29, 2014 at 9:32 am
  4. Karen Cunningham

    I drive a Hoover school bus and was caught downtown on a field trip with two other buses. We got separated and it took us 8 hours to make our way to Shadea Mtn Elementary. Along the way people offered us juice and water and oranges and granola bars. The one time I got stuck on the ice, several brave men managed to get me started again. The school resource officer came down and rode back to the school with us. I am so proud I love in a place where people will help each other.

    January 29, 2014 at 9:03 am
  5. Carrie sorg

    How wonderful that there are still people that aren’t selfish and can still think about giving a hand to the ones that needed it at the time of need. That is what Southern Hospitality is all about.

    January 29, 2014 at 9:02 am
  6. jill burns

    this is wonderful

    January 29, 2014 at 6:55 am
  7. morningstoryanddilbert

    Got Coffee????

    Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

    January 29, 2014 at 6:49 am

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