Tom MacLaughlin should be honored with the Sunshine Award for his genuine, caring, charismatic personality. Growing up with Tom as my neighbor has helped shape me into the person I am today. He taught me how to play hockey, to pitch in softball, gave me a good taste in the arts, and is all-around a great human. Anyone who has met or interacted with Tom will say the same thing: he truly is the most caring person you will meet. Whether it be striking up a conversation about the Eau Claire Bears, his favorite musician - Buddy Guy, or how to Photoshop flyaways in a picture, he will keep you entertained. Tom should win the Sunshine Award as a little thank you for all of his dedication to brightening up the Eau Claire community.