Kewanee, Illinois has been named the friendliest town in America according to an online poll. The poll, conducted at BestOfTheRoad.com, ran from July through September.
One judge from the site said after watching a video and reading an essay on Kewanee, that they wanted to experience the town right away.
Winning the award comes as no surprise to town mayor Bruce Tossel, "People want to be treated nice when they visit somewhere and we have a lot of people in Kewanee who have the ability to do that."
Kewaneeians hope the honor will boost tourism in the town.