We’ve been travelling through the United States in search of those people who make the country what it is. The truly unique people that brighten the lives of others in their own special ways.
People like Sunny, a San Francisco vintage store owner who donates profits from her store to help fight youth homelessness. Or like Jay, a man who walked across America for two years and ended up becoming a park ranger.
We’re delighted to be sharing their stories with you – click through to each video to ‘Meet America’ for yourself.
Jay Snow grew up in a small Oklahoma town where he developed his deep love of nature and outdoor adventure. In 1996, he walked across America for two years, then worked for 18 years as an Interpretive Park Ranger in Death Valley National Park.
Sunny Powers is owner of 'Love on Haight', a clothes shop in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco. She specialises in colourful tie-dye reminiscent of the hippy movement, and donates profits to 'Take it to the Streets', a charity focusing on youth homelessness.
Richard ‘Tex’ Coe is the owner of Sky Combat Ace, a company specialising in thrill rides in Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas and San Diego. Tex learned to fly when he was 16 years old and quickly discovered that aviation would be his passion in life.
Tim Ritchey lives in Las Vegas and has been working at The Little Vegas Chapel since '04. He's a retired police officer, originally from Kentucky. He likes to say he's 45 in earth years...he normally functions on interplanetary time.
Byron Cobb is seven-time winner of the World Champion Cable Car Bell Ringing Competition in San Francisco. He has been working as a conductor and gripman on the San Francisco MUNI system for 29 years.