A happy face set in stone must be a good sign. Combined with a flag is extra assurance. Americans are known (sort of) for being positive friendly people.
I saw this yard art and stopped to admire and photograph it (from a public street).
I was spied by the happy-face owner who was not happy. Yelling at me from her porch she challenged my intent. Perhaps she thought that in the middle of the day on a modestly busy street I had larceny in mind. Not really. My mind is usually pretty blank.