Canadians Invited To Share What Makes America Great
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Don't you love it when your neighbor just smiles or says something and it just makes you feel better? Well, if this presidential election has you feeling a little glum about the state of this country, our neighbor to the north had something to say.
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UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #1: Hi, America.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: What's up, America?
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: Hey, guys. We're just up here in Canada talking about how great you guys are down there. We thought we'd just send you a little bit of a love note.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #2: We're big fans. We like you guys.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #3: We know you've got some really big decisions to make.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #4: But as you're thinking about your future, we just want you to know that...
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #3: You guys are great.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #4: You really are great.
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Aw. The Garden produced that video with clips sent in by people from all over Canada as part of its #TellAmericaItsGreat campaign. Released last week, it has gone viral.
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UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #5: All your diversity and all your openness.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #4: The fact that you're such a giving nation. Over $250 billion a year is donated to charities.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #6: So wonderful and warm and accommodating.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #7: When things are tough, you fight to make them better.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #8: The disability rights movement in America is amazing.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #5: You are infectious.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #9: You know, America, I think you're already great.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #6: You're great, America.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #7: We all love you, and think you've always been great.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #8: Stay great, America.
GREENE: Well, many Americans tweeted back their thank yous to Canada, including one person who wrote, (reading) #TellCanadaThankYou because nothing like a polite upstairs neighbor to comfort you when mom and dad are arguing.
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