BAYERS LAKE, Nova Scotia — A video of Canadians on Black Friday confirms every stereotype about how polite our neighbors to the north really are.
While Americans were shooting each other over door buster deals and parking spots in Nevada, Tennessee and New Jersey, and completely trashing a Nike Store in Washington, Canadians showed just the kind of courtesy we’ve all come to expect.
CTV Atlantic’s Suzette Belliveau was in Novia Scotia at one of the hottest Black Friday retailers in the world, Best Buy, and posted photos of a line of customers waiting to get their hands on the best deals.
Belliveau then bravely stood inside the store to capture the “door rush” as the line of customers, all bundled up from waiting in the cold, were finally allowed in.
And the video she captured might be one of the nicest things you’ve seen in a while.
Employees clapped as the most eager customers entered the store, single-file, at a leisurely pace.
Shoppers then proceeded in an orderly fashion, even the ones going for high-demand items like TVs.
We think there might be a lesson here, but we’re not sure what it is.