Speaking of unloved.
Couple of years ago, I was flying back to LA from Vancouver. It was midnight, I had been working all day and I was getting real tired. So I abandoned my plan to go to NorCal and looked for nearest airport. Which happened to be Hillsboro. Landed, and taxied around aimlessly (tower closed) trying to find transient so I could catch some sleep in the back (of course I have a sleeping bag and pillow in my Commander - doesn't everyone?). On a whim I called up the FBO I could see ahead of me with the big red neon letters, which happened to be AeroAir. Anyway, little did I know that AeroAir is huge Commander service center and when night attendant saw old ragged 1953 N20VE roll in with flaking paint and leaking oil on both nacelles, and a hobo stepping out in full hippie outfit with unruly beard, he must have taken pity on me because he waived any ramp or parking fee! Probably thought I was broke. He was super friendly, allowed me to sleep in pilot's lounge and warmed some cookies for me.
Many months later I wrote the AeroAir CEO a letter thanking him for having employees that treated me so nice, and not judging either me or plane on our looks. So I'll always have a good word for AeroAir.