Justin Trudeau’s recent photo op with the Toronto Zoo’s panda cubs, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue (squeeee!), is merely the latest example in a long history of Trudeau cuddle-fests. The prime minister has been also been known to embrace:
His ministers (that’s Minister of Finance Bill Morneau).
Former prime ministers.
Former Toronto city councillors (in this case, Adam Vaughan).
Provincial leaders (this is Kathleen Wynne).
Other people’s babies.
His entire family.
Speaking of family, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is no slouch in the cuddling department, either. Here she is on the cover of this very publication snuggling a puppy.
And, a couple of years later, cuddling her then-newborn baby, Xavier.
Pierre Trudeau was not afraid of a friendly man-to-man snuggle.
Or a cuddly photo-op.
Sunny ways? Sure. Snuggly ways? Most definitely.