The situation all over the world is, to be blunt, not great. Canada and the USA usually do their best to get along, but tensions have been high. Now, Americans are writing notes to Canada on Twitter to keep the friendship alive.
The trend of Americans writing "Dear Canada" notes seemed to begin with an April 3 tweet from user @Trump_Detester.
In it, they wrote, "Dear America, Your president is a f*cking raving lunatic. Love, Canada."
The message itself has been retweeted 2.6 thousand times, and it has also garnered 14,000 likes.
The tweet comes right on the heels of new tension between Canada and the United States. President Trump had told personal protective equipment manufacturer 3M not to send any more masks across the border on April 3.
In response, during his daily briefing, Prime Minister Trudeau responded saying "It would be a mistake to create blockages or reduce the amount of back and forth trade of essential goods and services, including medical goods, across our border."
"That's the point we're making very clearly to the American administration right now."
Since it was posted, the tweet has racked up 1,500 replies, many of them directly responding to the message with agreement or humour.
Dear America, Your president is a fucking raving lunatic. Love, Canada 🇨🇦— cαηα∂α нαтεs тя☭мρ (@cαηα∂α нαтεs тя☭мρ)1585954751.0
"Dear Canada, Yeah, we know. Please send help. And toilet paper. Love, (The Majority of) America," wrote @chillaf75.
"Dear Canada, We know. We're sorry. We're doing all we can to get rid of him. We're just as horrified as you are. Love, Most Americans," replied @windthin.
@Trump_Detester @picbykap Dear Canada, Yeah, we know. Please send help. And toilet paper. Love, (The Majority of) America— Kelli *BeAGoodHuman* (@Kelli *BeAGoodHuman*)1585962866.0
@Trump_Detester Dear Canada, We know. We're sorry. We're doing all we can to get rid of him. We're just as horrifi… https://t.co/dHPSJqMPfC— Windthin ~ Rebel Scum & Snark Jedi🇵🇷🏳️🌈🌊❄️ (@Windthin ~ Rebel Scum & Snark Jedi🇵🇷🏳️🌈🌊❄️)1585994955.0
@Trump_Detester Dear Canada, Please and thank you. Love, California https://t.co/dEe5H667Ew— Toni M.Youngblood 🤍✨ (@Toni M.Youngblood 🤍✨)1586000619.0
@Trump_Detester Dear Canada, Wanna trade? Love, America— 🌹💗🍬Will you be my Quarantine? 💖🌹🍬 (@🌹💗🍬Will you be my Quarantine? 💖🌹🍬)1585958583.0
@Trump_Detester Dear Canada, If you’re listening, as a beloved neighbor and friend, if you can find Documents, Ema… https://t.co/6wC4TRrysP— Gia Monroe (@Gia Monroe)1585980845.0
@Trump_Detester @DumbDonnyDrumpf Dear Canada, Never were truer words spoken. Love you back, USA— Boomerang--PARDON Reality Winner! (@Boomerang--PARDON Reality Winner!)1585956021.0
@Trump_Detester Dear Canada, We do too. At least your president is handsome! Love, America🇺🇸— WWJCD #Sorry4urLoss (@WWJCD #Sorry4urLoss)1585955010.0
@Trump_Detester Dear Canada: We blew it with W, and our memory is terribly short so we screwed up even worse with… https://t.co/o8iadumNuq— Making "Don" Great Again (Once Upon an Ops Guy) (@Making "Don" Great Again (Once Upon an Ops Guy))1585954991.0
@Trump_Detester Dear Canada, We know. Was wondering if you might take us in. I voted for the email lady...not com… https://t.co/elMua29xTr— Lauren Robertson (@Lauren Robertson)1585989403.0
@Trump_Detester @takemusu Dear Canada, We know. Sorry. Unfortunately, the majority of the Senate seems to be the same. USA— PatCatFan 📚🐱🇺🇸🗽🌊✌ (@PatCatFan 📚🐱🇺🇸🗽🌊✌)1585978476.0
Eventually, the trend grew beyond responses to the original tweet, and Americans began writing their own "Dear Canada" notes, pushing "Canada" to trend on Twitter with 347,000 tweets.
"Dear Canada, Please don't behave the same with us the way we behave with our refugees love Americans," wrote @AyesheI.
"Dear Canada, We'll soon be more sparsely populated than you are. Love, Your formerly lively southern neighbors." wrote @crux_vela.
Dear Canada, Can you share Prime Minister Trudeau with us until November, or maybe January, just until we can get a… https://t.co/Gmft2xmT6S— Linda Childers (@Linda Childers)1585977031.0
Dear Canada, Let’s hope you don’t have dumbasses like these in Canada. https://t.co/De1igweOin— Tom D. (@Tom D.)1585990960.0
Dear Canada, we can’t stand any of them either! https://t.co/gIHXBMpyaf— H*O*P*E (@H*O*P*E)1585976724.0
Dear Canada: if you invade, you'll get plenty of inside help.— Alternative NOAA (@Alternative NOAA)1585979511.0
Dear Canada, I am very envious of your country with actual leaders, compassion for people, hockey and overall kind… https://t.co/yrfQJBW9lK— Brittany (@Brittany)1585981789.0
Dear Canada: I could learn to love hockey and poutine. I bring cornbread, fried chicken and peach cobbler.— Kim Possible 📚 (@Kim Possible 📚)1586005288.0
Dear Canada, I was born in US to Canadian parents leaving me dual citizenship. I had to give it up the first time… https://t.co/KCIW79yB0e— reviresco (@reviresco)1585980771.0
Dear Canada, We forgave you when you infected our country with the Bieber Fever. Please forgive us for this outbr… https://t.co/kHMpkxHdqo— Bleeding Heart Liberal Marine (@Bleeding Heart Liberal Marine)1586007885.0
If anything, the number of replies shows that the relationship between America and Canada remains amicable, at least on a personal level.