As a young child growing up in Nigeria, why wouldn't you love America?
You just love America. The musicians, wrestlers, politicians etc.
Back then, we call virtually every foreign movie "American Film". Later we distinguished "Chinese Film" and "Indian Film". The MVP for us was still America Film.
Up until when the internet gave unprecedented access to information, America is a dream country. I would not say that completely anymore.
But I still love America and her people. One thing that inspires me about Americans and their carriage is the nothing-is-impossible aura around them.
You see it in the way they talk, and how they go about their dealings. Sometimes they go about it with some level of arrogance. But it's there.
I see it most in their aspirations. You hear some talk about what they are working on and you're like "it takes some guts to even conceive that".
I can tell you for free, America has such a huge influence on Nigeria, though we gained independence from the Brits. America is just that image in your head when you want to think, do or take on the impossible.
The American Courage (not dream) has inspired folks beyond her shores.