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Canadian air traffic controllers buy pizza for unpaid U.S. colleagues

Air traffic controllers across Canada are showing solidarity with their American counterparts through pizza.

The Huffington Post reported Canadian air traffic controllers bought dinner for their colleagues south of the border, who are working without pay due to the U.S. government shutdown.

Air traffic controllers in Moncton, N.B. and Gander, Nfld. sent 32 pizzas to the New York Air Traffic Control Centre in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Friday night. Workers in airport traffic control towers in other parts of the country also participated in the act of kindness.

The partial government shutdown has entered its 24th day, making it the longest in the country’s history.