As many of you may know, politics aren’t something we tend to address here at theCHIVE. We leave that to the professionals, and quite frankly I would much rather have a good laugh than argue about who the better candidate is and why.
With the Presidential campaign coming to an end, and voting day inching closer and closer, it’s no secret that we as a nation are going through tough times. The vast majority have used social media as a way to voice opinions, which in turn has caused great tension among the people of our country. There rest of the word can’t help but notice the light we’ve painted ourselves in.
That’s where the Garden Collective decided to step in. The GC, a creative agency in Toronto, decided to cheer up it’s Southern neighbor by riffing on Donald Trump’s campaign slogan and launching a social media campaign called “Let’s Tell America It’s Great.” The campaign encourages Canadians to use #TellAmericaItsGreat by posting videos on their social media outlets explaining what they love about America.
In a blog post titled “A Friend in Need,” the GC explained its reasoning behind the campaign: “It’s no secret that America is going through a hard time right now. 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… 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.”
It didn’t surprise me when the campaign took off, after all Canadians are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Our friendly neighbors to the North uploaded videos of themselves praising America for everything from its musical influences to its space program.