08/01/2012 10:50 EDT | Updated 08/02/2012 10:57 EDT

Nice Shot, Canada: Inspiring Photos From Across The Country

It's old news that Canadians say "please","thank you" and "sorry" at alarmingly high rates, open doors for strangers and pay compliments to one another whenever we can.

Our ideals have always included giving back and caring for one another, and we see these values as fundamental to our identity. An Environics poll from earlier this year found Canadians believe the best citizens are those who are active in their community, who volunteer and help others.

Often, this giving spirit manifests out of the spotlight, but in this day of smartphones and document and share everything, it's inevitable that more than a few sweet moments will find their way to your Twitter or Facebook feed. We've compiled a slideshow of some recent photos taken across the country that capture the fullness of Canada's heart, including some from Humans Of Toronto and Humains de Montreal.

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Inspirational Photos Across Canada