This TikTok Tourist’s New Bedford Review Is a Must-Watch
It's human nature to take things for granted. Sometimes it takes an outsider's perspective to remind us how lucky we are. I think it can be easy to fall into the trap of only seeing the things that could be better instead of appreciating the things that already are better.
A TikToker named James (who goes by the very Star Trekky handle of @jameskirk01) offers his opinion on everything from The Real Housewives to his favorite spots to visit while vacationing on the Cape.
James paid a visit to New Bedford over the weekend and decided to share his opinions about our city.
Did James, a tourist/outsider, come to New Bedford and see nips, Dunkin' cups and losing lottery tickets strewn about downtown? If he did, he didn't mention any of that in his review of the Whaling City.
Instead, James marveled at the many forms of colorful street art that can be found throughout New Bedford. He accurately called New Bedford "one of the most historic cities in the entire state," rich in Black, textile and whaling history.
James loved the cobblestone-lined streets that hug our restaurants, stores and art galleries.
"It is a beautiful city that is definitely worth visiting as a day trip or a place to stop for lunch on the way to the Cape," James said.
James' Tik Tok is a great reminder to remember to look at our city through the eyes of an outsider. Let's both appreciate and protect the beautiful city we have.