The city is committing to spread compassion and encourage people to speak up about how to help others and how to support programs that will instill that in Fayetteville.
Hoping to become an International Compassionate City, Mayor Lioneld Jordan believes they are already making strides.
"There's a sign in my office and it says we believe in an open door and an open mind and an open heart. I believe and I believe this city believes that everyone that comes through its doors should be accepted and that everyone should be able to express themselves and that we serve rather than being served."
Mayor Jordan went on to say he wants everyone in Fayetteville, regardless of backgrounds and from all walks of life, to each feel like a part-owner of the city. He also believes folks in Fayetteville are already known for their compassion and service to one another.