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'Emotional support Canadians' extend online comfort to election-stressed Americans

Swine sensation Esther the Wonder Pig is among the high-profile Canucks who have offered their services Americans as 'Emotional support Canadians.'
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November 04, 2020 - 6:00 PM

To Americans in need of a little comfort while anticipating the results of last night's election: Canada's got you covered.

Social media users are volunteering to be "emotional support Canadians" to their southern neighbours as the anxiety of U.S. presidential race drags on past voting day.

Marvel star Simu Liu, electropop singer Lights, director Michael Greyeyes and swine sensation Esther the Wonder Pig are among the high-profile Canucks who have offered their services.

On Twitter Liu encouraged Americans to look after themselves, suggesting self-care tips such as taking a walk, calling friends or drinking a glass of water.

While many Americans welcomed the cross-border outreach on social media, some Canadians felt our emotional energy should be directed at problems closer to home.

Many Twitter users noted the irony of Canadians extending a hand to another country while failing to address its own issues with systemic racism against Indigenous Peoples.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 4, 2020.

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