“I think that I deserve the title of Gentleman of the Year because I try to be kind and polite to everybody, regardless if I know them or not. I think that being polite to those around you helps to improve everyone’s days, as it creates a chain reaction that continues. Being kind to others also has a similar effect, as going out of your way to comfort or help someone who needs it, can help them feel better, no matter the circumstances they may be under.” ~Blair Hood, Nominee