The comment sections on Wichita news posts often paint the community as ignorant, uncaring, bigoted people. I suspect this is true for the news comment sections in most cities. However, the comments on a story that the Wichita Eagle published to Facebook this afternoon are much more revealing of the true nature of the majority of the people in Wichita.
According to the Eagle, a naked homeless man was arrested while setting fire to a stack of wooden pallets near the Downtown YMCA. I clicked on the comments, ready to chastise a bunch of people for ridiculing a person who is obviously in need of mental health services, services which have become increasingly difficult to access due to budget cuts by both the State of Kansas and Sedgwick County. I was instead pleasantly surprised to see compassionate, intelligent comments, mixed in with a few light jabs.