Lawrence, Kansas has been named the most walkable city in Kansas, and the 38th most walkable destination in America. However, city officials are not resting on their laurels.
"It was a free and furry Tuesday morning adventure for 2-year-old Eoghan Greenwell who was walking along Massachusetts Street with his mother.
A fellow walker with a tiny, kid-friendly dog stopped to give the excited toddler a chance to pet its snout.
'Oh, so soft,' Eoghan's mother, Alix Stephan, said as she petted the dog and the young boy bear hugged her leg.
Certainly not a life-changing event, but still a welcome diversion that wouldn't have been possible had Stephan and her son not been out for a stroll.
'Something like that would never happen in a car,' Stephan said. 'That's what I really love about walking. In some strange sort of way it does little things to bring a community together.'"
Thanks to Sandy Sorlien