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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A native of Philadelphia got a taste of Pittsburgh hospitality earlier this month.

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Joan Young, of the Philadelphia suburb of Fort Washington, was in town for a show in Station Square during what locals call “construction season.”

After dinner on Mt. Washington, including a ride on the historic incline, Ms. Young and her associate tried to make their way back to their hotel. That’s where the problems began.

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“There was construction going on and we were met with one closed road after another,” she said in an email to KDKA.

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Ms. Young was so desperate she rolled down her window and asked a women walking her dog for directions. Expecting the woman to be hesitant because of the time and inconvenience, Ms. Young got a glimpse of the friendly nature of the Western part of the state.

After explaining that she was in town for a conference and lost, the woman told Ms. Young to hold on while she grabbed her keys.

“At 9 p.m. this women was volunteering to lead my associate and I the 15-20 minutes back to our hotel. We thought it was a horrible inconvenience and when we finally arrived side by side at the stop light, before our turn into the hotel, I rolled down my window and let her know how thankful we were and I asked her name.

“She told me her name was Connie and then I asked her why she would do something like this for strangers and she responded with, ‘I’m from Pittsburgh!’

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“Well this Philadelphian thinks Pittsburgh is amazing.”