WATCH: Canadians send America messages to let them know they're already great

Canadians have been watching the election with interest in recent months

Justin Trudeau, Barack Obama, Canada, United States,

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As a close neighbour, the decision that the United States makes in November as to who will be the next president will clearly have an effect on Canada. 

As those in the north watch on, wondering who will occupy the White House come 2017, the slogan pushed by Donald Trump, in which he asks voters to back him and help "Make America Great Again" has gotten plenty of attention.  

With the election date approaching, they decided that they would send a message to their nearest and dearest to let them know that the country was already great, even if Trump didn't think so. 

The Garden, a creative agency based in Toronto, are the people behind this idea, as they explained in a post on Medium.

Noting that there was a "tremendous amount of negativity" during the campaign, they stated that they wanted to share a little bit of positivity and change the tone of the discussion. 

"With that, it occurred to us that America could probably use a little cheering up," they explained. "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."

Encouraging people to contribute their videos explaining what they thought was so great about the country, people submitted their reasons for stating that the US was great, from being a huge influence on pop culture, to the many beautiful parks and natural wonders which exist there.

The video is unlikely to change Donald's mind, perhaps, but there were a number of people who took to Twitter to share their thoughts on what makes the country great too. 

Meanwhile, a number of Americans sent their thanks (and apoligies) to their neighbours for the messages of support.

Via The Washington Post