"Emotional support Canadians" are volunteering to help their US neighbours on election night
The 2020 US presidential election has been a stressful one, and some Canadians are offering to comfort their southern neighbours as the two nations anxiously await results.
The phrase “emotional support Canadian” was trending on Twitter on election night, when the race between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden was still too close to call.
“Emotional Support Canadians are on standby. If you have not yet received your Emotional Support Canadian, one will be assigned to you shortly,” user @Darth_Pingu tweeted.
Emotional Support Canadians are on standby. If you have not yet received your Emotional Support Canadian, one will be assigned to you shortly. 🇨🇦
— 🍁Canadian Fletchy☘ (@Darth_Pingu) November 4, 2020
Some Canadians offered comforts like snacks and alcohol, while others volunteered more destructive coping techniques, including offering to “burn the White House down again.”
If any American needs an emotional support Canadian, I’m here for you.❤ pic.twitter.com/JFLtv7SxpA
— Janaᴴ| check pinned:’) (@hsgxldenn) November 4, 2020
If you need an Emotional Support Canadian: I’m available.
I’ve had a couple edibles, and I’m sipping some rye and water, so expect me to listen more than advise.
Just know I’m here for you. pic.twitter.com/vtyNswSwTB
— Mark Piper (@mousephantbooks) November 4, 2020
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No matter what happens tonight, I’ll be your emotional support Canadian and send you a care package of ketchup chips and coffee crisp chocolate bars pic.twitter.com/uMD5AbPZU9
— Ronnie (@ronnie_runs) November 4, 2020
We are ready to be your personal emotional support Canadian if you need us! 🤗 🇨🇦 🤗 Nothin but love here! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/4yjXYLbV3n
— Majors Sadie & Sophie 🇨🇦 (@sadie_424) November 4, 2020
Some US residents caught onto the trend, requesting an emotional support Canadian.
I’m gonna need an emotional support Canadian before this night is over.
— Duke (@Maxonsdad) November 4, 2020
ok so who wants to be my emotional support canadian pic.twitter.com/6XybHU1ol9
— mads. VOTE BLUE. (@vibinheart) November 4, 2020