8 Reasons Why People From Cleveland Are Unbelievably Tough

“Tough” might not be the first word that pops into your head when you think about the people of the Forest City. “Friendly” and “loyal” and “awesome” might come to mind first, but make no mistake: Clevelanders have always been a hardy bunch. Whenever something tests our mettle, we always come out on top. These eight reasons show just how strong Cleveland and its people can be in the face of adversity.

Can you think of any other great reasons why the people of Cleveland are so tough? Tell us in the comments!