Is this election wearing you down?
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), you're not alone. It found that more than half of voting-age Americans "felt very or somewhat stressed by the election."
So what's the cure? Apparently, some Canadians think it may be a dose of positivity. Last week, the creative group The Garden from Toronto released a video entitled "Tell America It's Great," a not-so-subtle response to one of the two major party nominees' campaign slogans.
"It's no secret that America is going through a hard time right now," the group wrote in a post on Medium. "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."
In the video, an eclectic group of people offer their thoughts about why they already think America is great. From the Constitution to Biggie Smalls, the video is full of appreciation for American culture, politics, and music.
Soon enough, the hashtag #tellamericaitsgreat began trending on Twitter.
"It occurred to us that America could probably use a little cheering up," The Garden added in their Medium post. "That's why we created the 'Tell America It's Great' campaign. As their closest friends and neighbours, 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."
Well, Canada, on behalf of all Americans, let us say thank you. We think you're pretty great too.