Over the last two weeks Americans have seen the worst in partisan politics, but the government shutdown has also triggered the generosity of ordinary citizens. Americans have stepped in to fill some of the needs that the government normally fulfills.
“We just needed to pull together as a nation,” said one Iowa mom who collected food for families that rely on government subsidies.
From Colorado to Atlanta, Arizona to Florida, let’s take a look at America at its best.
(WATCH the video from NBC Nightly News)