It's fair to say now would be the time to be reminded of the good in the world, and this example comes from Minneapolis.
A Friday Facebook post by Tina Mack exhibits the best of "Minnesota Nice," and has been shared more than 6,400 times as of Sunday morning.
It's about a blind man called Jerry, who walked through the doors at the cosmetology and massage therapy center, the Aveda Institute, on Central Avenue in Saint Anthony Main.
As she observed a security guard come in, greet him and then help him across the road to Lunds, Mack discovered that helping Jerry around is a neighborhood endeavor.
"Turns out, Jerry lives nearby. He is blind and nearly deaf. But the neighborhood works together to get him from one place to another," she writes.
"Aveda walks him to Lund’s, Lunds walks him to his next destination- everyone watches out for him. There ARE still good people in the world. Let’s always remember the quiet, kind people are out there, doing good things."
Check out her full post, including video.