Canadians: No need to move, America is still great

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before the start of their bilateral meeting at Parliament Hill, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before the start of their bilateral meeting at Parliament Hill, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

NASHVILLE, TENN. (MEDIA GENERAL)—“I’m moving to Canada;” the self-proclamation of many Americans as Election Day nears. While the months leading up to Election Day prove to be quite a PR nightmare, with top candidates lodging verbal attacks left and right.

But don’t rush to pack your bags, the grass may not be greener on the other side, or so say our neighbors to the North.

The Garden Collective, a creative agency based in Toronto, Canada, launched an initiative, “Let’s Tell America’s It’s Great,” where Canadians can upload videos listing great qualities that define the United States.

The videos are later shared with the hashtag #TellAmericaItsGreat. Co-founder Shari Walczak told Buzzfeed News that amidst the negativity of the U.S. election, she wanted to insert a “positive antidote.”

What started off with a meager 60 submissions has taken off with responses for all across the ‘Great White North,’ with submissions ranging from an appreciation of American music and food to the country’s contributions in science and technology.

Walczak hopes the project will encourage Americans to “vote with [their] hearts” and not fall victim to the “negative verbiage.”

Here are some of the campaign’s submissions shared on Twitter:

Walczak’s good intentions have not gone unnoticed. People have responded to the videos by replying with the hashtag #TellCanadaThankYou.

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