The generosity and solidarity of the Griffith community has really been on show this October.
From rocking-out Banna Avenue in the yearly citrus sculpture display, coming together to celebrate our cultural diversity at the Multicultural festival, and banding together to solidify our place as a keen karate hot-spot.
Yet the one thing that stands out is the decision by our irrigators to donate water to others.
While it is true that Griffith has not experienced the level of devastation other areas like Northern NSW has, everyone has felt the harsh, soul-rendering impacts of the "worst drought on record".
Our mayor recently came out swinging after the city was "snubbed" in the latest round of government drought support, remaining firm in vying for further assistance for his council area.
Yet others blame the council for not outlining strongly enough the economic impacts the lack of water has had.
But no matter who plays the blame game or throws shade, one thing is certain - we here in the MIA need more water.
And yet it is right here - where crop farmers are choosing not to plant, where crops already sown will most likely produce nothing but chaff and fodder for stock, where the socio-economic impacts of the lack of water are well and truly flowing on to the community at large - right here is where the plan comes from to "pay it forward".
Already 12 irrigators have agreed to donate a megalitre of water each.
At a time where literally every drop counts, this is akin to someone bleeding out on the street while donating blood to save someone else's life.
A completely self-less act done to show others they know, they care, they empathise.
This in and of itself should be a wake up call for the government to step in and help them out in a tangible way.
By helping one-man's plan to spread a little relief from those who have forgotten what rain feels like, they can show they truly do care.
The old adage "experience breeds understanding" has truly been highlighted.
Politicians and decision makers in the city talk about how bad the drought is, seen to be far removed from the realities being experienced on the ground.
And yet it is other struggling, home-grown farmers who have seen the need to step in and take action.
Never has there been a time to be more proud of this community we all call home.