Top 20 Feel Good Stories of 2020 in Buffalo & WNY

Buffalove Photo x Alex Miller of Born & Raised
Buffalove Photo x Alex Miller of Born & Raised

One awesome thing that came out of the madness of 2020 was that Step Out Buffalo started sharing feel good news stories in an effort to spread the love!

We were thrilled to hear your feedback on this additional coverage: you loved it! So we thought we’d take a look back at the 20 most popular feel good stories we shared in 2020 as this year comes to a close.

In total we covered 42 feel good news stories since March and have no plans to stop as we roll into the new year and beyond. From endless giving to charity to Buffalo and Western New York making national news for so many reasons in various categories, we had a lot of great stories to share.

Here’s hoping 2021 brings even more positive press for the WNY region and that Buffalonians continue to shine as do gooders from the City of Good Neighbors. One thing’s for sure, there’s nowhere else we’d rather be when sh*t hits the fan!

Have a feel good news story you want to share with us? Email us at editorial@old.stepoutbuffalo.com!


Most Popular Feel Good Stories of 2020

Three Buffalo Restaurants Will Appear on The Food Network’s ‘Restaurant: Impossible’

Three local restaurants will appear on The Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible hosted by Robert Irvine.

Survey Says: Buffalo Has The Best BBQ in New York State

Buffalo officially has the best BBQ in New York state thanks to a hidden gem over in the Lovejoy neighborhood.

Bills Fans Are Putting Up A Billboard In The Best Location

Yep, the Bills Mafia was able to choose which city their new badge of honor would be hung and you…

Buffalo’s Hot Dogs Finally Get The National Recognition They Deserve

A Buffalo summer cookout item as well as a year-round indulgence...we actually take hot dogs pretty seriously around here.

Watch Now: Former Buffalo Bill Bruce Smith Goes Viral On Family Feud

It seems our former Buffalo Bill Bruce Smith has found some internet attention after this hilarious clip of his Celebrity…

20 Of The Best Tweets From 2020

We've rounded up 20 of the best tweets from 2020 for you to enjoy. So sit back, relax and have…

This WNY Hiking Gem is Named One Of The Best Hikes In The U.S.

CountryLiving Magazine recently rounded up the 50 Best Hiking Spots in the U.S. including one from each state, and WNY…

Internationally Renowned Chef Praises Buffalo-Style Pizza

Famous Toronto chef Matty Matheson recently announced to his 871,000+ followers on Instagram that Buffalo-style pizza is ~the best~.

Buffalo’s Socially Distanced Dance Party Is Making It *Big*

If you haven't already seen this video, you need to. It will warm your heart.

Inside Edition Featured a Local TikToker Whose Video Went Viral

We love to see local people go viral on social media, but really who doesn't.

This Iconic Buffalo Wing Spot Was Named Best In America

A perfect Buffalo wing is one that’s crispy on the outside (even after spending some time on a plate) while…

Buffalo is Truly One of a Kind – These Unique Things Prove It

From Silo City to our presidential history to our food, parks system, and quirky traditions - Buffalo is truly one…

Buffalo Is Officially One Of The Best Cities In America For Coffee Lovers

A recent study ranked Buffalo among the top cities in the nation for coffee lovers to live, and we're really…

Pastry By Camille’s Chef is Competing on Food Network With Guy Fieri

Buffalo's very own French chef, Camille Le Caer, from Pastry by Camille will be on The Food Network with Guy…

How to Help: City of Buffalo Animal Shelter is Looking for Adoptive Pet Parents

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, buildings run by the City of Buffalo were officially closed on March 16, 2020 as…

Data Shows More People Are Moving From Other Cities To The 716 During COVID

According to real estate website Redfin, more and more people are looking to move to Buffalo during the pandemic.

Buffalo Is Not A Secret: It’s Now One of the Best Underrated Cities in the U.S.

These days it seems Buffalo's secret is out. But we really can't complain because the recognition is awesome. 

Thrillist Deems Buffalo The Most Underrated City to Spend a Weekend

Over the past couple years, it seems like the rest…

How to Help: Provide Free Lunch for Healthcare Workers in WNY

The fact that there is a way to help two causes we really care about right now in one fell…

Labatt is Showering Essential Workers with Buffalo’s Best Chicken Wings

Someone at Labatt is thinking on their feet. And what they've come up with is...very in tune.


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Have a feel good news story you want to share with us? Email us at editorial@old.stepoutbuffalo.com!

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