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Canadians are trying to cheer up Americans with #TellAmericaItsGreat campaign

Canadians are tweeting what they love about America in the wake of this fiery election cycle.

Oh, Canada, you're so kind.

Our neighbors to the north are hoping to boost our spirits during this fiery election cycle with a "Tell America It's Great" campaign. It's an effort on social media that encourages Canadians to tell America why the country is already great.

The Garden, a creative agency based in Toronto, started the campaign earlier this month to cheer up Americans in the wake of this negative election cycle. In a post on Medium titled "A Friend in Need," The Garden said:

"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 "Tell America It's Great" campaign is complete with a hashtag, Twitter account and a series of YouTube videos that feature a diverse group of Canadians praising America for what it has accomplished, everything from musical influences to public policies to America's national parks.

Although the campaign's name takes some liberties with Republican Donald Trump's slogan "Make America Great," The Garden doesn't mention Trump by name in its post on Medium. The agency only says: "The election has exposed some pretty scary realities that will likely challenge them for years to come, regardless of who's elected. They’ve been bombarded with a tremendous amount of negativity and it’s likely that for many of them, the immediate future seems rather bleak."

All these encouraging videos and tweets are being welcomed by Americans, who are tweeting back messages of thanks.

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