In Canada, buses are just like residents.
“Sorry” is a Canadian staple. In fact, they say if a Canadian doesn’t say “sorry” at least 8 times a day, their citizenship can be revoked.*
So perhaps it comes as no surprise to see transit systems across Canada apologizing for interruptions or failures of service, as pointed out by reddit user diszyprincess.
From Halifax to Vancouver, people have been spotting buses apologizing for years. The phenomenon is known simply as Canadian Buses.**
For those curious, here are some buses across the country being apologetic.
— Tyler (@Tylersdaytoday) November 21, 2017
— Hemeterio (@Hemeterio) December 27, 2014
— Matt Boone (@Mugsy) May 8, 2017
Actual Canadian bus from Toronto. All GO and TTC busses apologize for not being in service I’m pretty sure. pic.twitter.com/7hOYAlBK2S
— Devin Owens (@DevinOwens1996) May 8, 2017
This bus saying sorry is the most Canadian thing ever. pic.twitter.com/yme4cMGh2w
— Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf) August 18, 2017
— Emily (aka Domino) (@pentapod) July 13, 2017
Went to Canada, was not disappointed: A bus saying “Sorry” <3 pic.twitter.com/CDW4heVlR8
— Felix Böpple (@felix_unterwegs) May 27, 2017
…is that a Canadian bus saying “sorry”? pic.twitter.com/bTitRk5KDS
— 🔥Angry&Cold Asian Girl😡 (@thewingedhubris) April 8, 2017
— Tristan Audet (@t_audet) November 12, 2014
— Charlotte Palermino (@charlotteparler) July 4, 2014
— AndreaSyrtash (@AndreaSyrtash) April 19, 2014
And sometimes, our Canadian buses make appearances abroad… but everyone notices our politeness.
Canadian bus spotted in Bellevue pic.twitter.com/tdbAVk4oEb
— Statsman Bruno (@StatsmanBruno) May 8, 2017
This bus must be from Canada.
— [Seoul/Taipei] Panda 🐼 (@jasepanda) March 14, 2016
To all this we say, thank you, Canadian buses.
We know you’re sorry, eh.
And to keep this Canadian post going, here’s Justin Bieber saying “Sorry.”
*Not a fact.
**Also not a fact.