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Canada Tries To Cheer America Up In Touching New Video

“Nobody does road trips, baseball parks, tailgating, parades & fireworks better than the U.S.”

Leave it to Canadians to reassure us that, despite the rhetoric these days, America is still (and always has been) pretty great.

A Canadian marketing agency based in Toronto called The Garden collected some Canadians’ positive opinions regarding the United States.


On a blog post the company wrote: “The election has exposed some pretty scary realities that will likely challenge them for years to come, regardless of who's elected.”

"As their closest friends and neighbours, we thought it was important for us to ... remind them that no matter how bad things might seem, there are a lot of reason to believe that America is still pretty great.”

The company created a website called “Let’s Tell America It’s Great” and asked people to submit video comments. Those comments were spun into a heart-warming video (see below) and its own Twitter account where you too can tell America why it is great.

Not surprisingly, it has also become a hashtag.

Americans are responding positively to the kind words about their country, which range from praise for our accepting culture, our technological expertise, and our thriving entertainment industry.

We might be a democratic and dynamic economic powerhouse that is the greatest military power the world has ever known, but this shouldn’t make us complacent as there’s work to do.

We’re also the most obese nation on the planet, we jail more of our citizens than any other country and, we are head and shoulders over all other countries when it comes to antidepressant use. (Not to mention our political system is in disarray, our national debt is climbing to epic proportions, and our infrastructure is lagging behind many developed nations.)

Okay, there’s something to be said for making America a little greater again, but we do appreciate the thought Canada.

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