Sorry guys but I gotta pull the 'I'm a lot older than you think I am' card.
I've personally seen more kindness from strangers in 5 years of Southern living than I did in 40+ years of living in Ohio. It's not even close. And they go even further when they think you're from out of town.
Southern Hospitality is a very real thing and there is no Northern equivalent. It pains me to say this, given that my Ohio roots extend to pre-statehood, but it's true.