Oh, Canada. You’re making us blush.
Our ever-friendly neighbors to the north have watched from afar a U.S. election cycle that has broken all norms for civility. It’s created tremendous stress and surfaced deep tensions within our society. For many, it’s been disheartening and demoralizing to watch. But Canadians are here to offer a sympathetic message to lift Americans’ spirits.
Riffing off Donald Trump’s slogan, the Garden, a creative agency in Toronto, launched a campaign called “Let’s Tell America It’s Great.” It encouraged Canadians to send videos of themselves telling America all the reasons it’s already great.
“As their closest friends and neighbors, we thought it was important for us to do something to cut through the negativity and help remind them that no matter how bad things might seem, there are a lot of reasons to believe that America is still pretty great,” the Garden wrote in a Medium post titled, “A Friend in Need.”
What resulted was what one might call peak Canada. A diverse group of individuals sent optimistic videos praising America for everything from its musical influences to its public policies.
Other Canadians took to Twitter using the hashtag #tellamericaitsgreat to offer more accolades and moral support. ...more