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Celebrating Good Neighbor Moments from Around the Country

Neighbors at The Preserves at Rio Pinar (Orlando, FL) - Breast Cancer SurvivorWhen Charlene Salley was diagnosed with breast cancer, her neighbors stepped up to help. One neighbor stayed with her overnight at the hospital when she was in surgery. Another neighbor stayed with her at her home when she returned home in case she needed any help, day or night. On her 25th wedding anniversary just days after surgery, Charlene was able to celebrate in the comfort of her home, thanks to 3 neighbors who brought in a candlelit dinner and arranged a beautiful table setting for her and her husband. A neighbor who owned a hair salon even came to Charlene's home and shaved her head, bringing with her gifts of scarves and wigs for any outfit Charlene would want. Thankfully, Charlene is now a breast cancer survivor, thanks in part to the tireless generosity and goodwill of her neighbors who helped her in her time of need.
Written by Anne Dreshfield

In honor of National Good Neighbor Day on Sunday, September 28, we asked neighbors from across the United States to share their good neighbor moments with us, whether it was a fun or touching memory, a message of gratitude for a specific neighbor, or something to look forward to in the neighborhood, like a block party or National Night Out event.

Thousands of you shared memories, examples, and heart-warming stories of how neighbors have affected you. We heard about neighbors who helped return lost pets, neighbors who performed acts of kindness, and neighbors who helped others recover from illnesses and deaths of relatives, natural disasters and unexpected hardships. We heard about neighbors coming together to stop the building of electrical plants and apartment buildings. We even heard about neighbors who hosted Thanksgiving in July!

No matter what your good neighbor moment was, we loved hearing them. Here are just a few of the wonderful good neighbor moments shared during September:

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On behalf of everyone at Nextdoor, thank you for sharing your good neighbor moments with us all month long! Here are just a few ways you can be a good neighbor, no matter the month, and in preparation for National Good Neighbor Day on Sunday, here are a few ideas on how to celebrate.

Have you voted in our first-ever National Good Neighbor Award? Check out the finalists and vote for your favorite here.

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