Updated: Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013, 8:57 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013, 7:56 PM EST
WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) -- The Brass city came out near the top for something that may dampen the spirits. In a new study analyzing millions of tweets, Waterbury is on the list for being one of the saddest in the country.
Does Waterbury bring on the waterworks?
"Is this a happy place to live? A sad place to live," asked News 8's Stephanie Simoni.
"It's both," said one woman.
"It's depressing. I come downtown, it's depressing," said one man.
"I'm here. I like it," said another woman.
According to a study at the University of Vermont, Waterbury comes in at 11th as the saddest city in the country.
They looked for certain words on Twitter by residents. The keywords for happiness were "haha" and "love" and for sadness they looked for negativity, like "nothing," "mad" and profanities.
"Do you think Waterbury's a sad place?
"Definitely," said Jordyn Martinez.
"Why," asked News 8's Simoni.
"'Cause I just applied to 8 different places and I still can't get a job," said Martinez.
"The spirit of the people in the city, although it has changed considerably, the demographics of the city is still top notch. It's a great city to live in," said Joe Kenny of Waterbury.
So News 8 found a place in the Brass City sure to give anyone a sweet smile, Fascia's chocolates.
"We don't have people walking in the door grumbling about having to be there," said Carmen Romeo of Fascia's Chocolates.
This family owned Waterbury company for nearly 50 years says it's a food suitable for any mood.
"When people are happy they want chocolate, maybe when people are sad some of them want chocolate," said Romeo.
And nothing will make you hop into a high spirits like a Chocolate bunny.
"It's just like driving a car ladies," said News 8's Simoni.
With her foot on the release, 6 shots of melted chocolate went into the adorable molds and she was feeling good.
"That definitely lifted my mood," said News 8's Simoni.