When car trouble put Saskatchewan poet Tenille Campbell behind on her tuition fees, she thought of a unique way come up with the money.
“I wanted to fundraise but I wanted to be able to give back in a good way as well,” she said.
Campbell put out a call on Instagram: for $100 a pop, she would craft a custom love poem. The price also included a copy of her book Indian Love Poems and some custom stickers.
Within four hours, her tuition was paid and people from all over the country had contacted her.
“There’s a real community stepping up and supporting me and each other,” she told CBC’s The Morning Edition. “It was really beautiful.”