Cheer up, Americans, say Canadians _ you're great

Calvin SaundersOct 19, 2016

"That's why we created the 'Tell America it's great' campaign". It is nearly as if Canada, after years of being ridiculed by the likes of South Park, is now - with its heartthrob Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who likes to causally explain quantum computing - soothingly whispering to US citizens, 'No, no, really ... if you elect an orange monster to your highest office, you really don't need to flee to Canada ...

The campaign encourages others to post similar messages and photos online, using the hashtag #tellamericaitsgreat.

"You guys are going to get someone to Mars", another booster adds. "As their closest friends and neighbors, we thought we should take a minute to help remind them that no matter how bad things might seem at the moment, there are lots of reasons why we think they're still pretty great".

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"We all love you, and we think you've always been great", says one commenter in the video.

"In the end, the best part of this whole journey so far has been discovering all of the unbelievable things about America that we ourselves either didn't know or hadn't considered", the agency wrote in its blog post.

Yet another fan tweeted: "America, you gave the world cherry Coke & the internet & the Golden Girls. Over $250 billion a year is donated to charities".

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"A Note to the "Tell America It's Great" People: Stop Embarrassing the Rest of Us" - Vice. "The list of America's positive influence and impact was impressive and when you stop to consider it, you start to realize just how much good they bring to our everyday lives".

-"That's nice. Canada reminds U.S. why it's great" - USA Today.

Though the campaign never mentions Trump, some have pointed out that the slogan may attempt to respond to Trump's slogan, "Make America Great Again". It also includes YouTube videos like the one at the top of this page that are sure to get even the most cynical Americans feeling fuzzy inside. The short minute-and-a-half piece features a group of Canadians sharing cheerful messages to their US counterparts.

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"I guess we are living up to the stereotype aren't we?" How sad is that?

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