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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. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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