Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just keeps making us jealous. In the month of June alone, he has grabbed dinner with President Obama, casually kayaked up to his constituents, and hugged a puppet unicorn. And now, for the second time in his term, he happily marched in Toronto's Pride parade.
On Sunday, he marched alongside his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, and their kids, Xavier and Ella-Grace. Last year, according to the Toronto Star, he became the first sitting prime minister to march in the parade, and this year it was even better. He sported a rainbow maple leaf on his cheek, and even gave a big hug to a spectator who wore a shirt covered in pictures of the prime minister.
A touching moment with PM @JustinTrudeau at @PrideToronto. Pic courtesy of @Klimz pic.twitter.com/j8gzrRXcFhJune 25, 2017
And if that weren't awesome enough, he stopped to give a high-five to a girl in a Wonder Woman crown.
Wonder Woman is on site for #Prideto #toronto @PrideToronto pic.twitter.com/t4cWuKZlMGJune 25, 2017
"We celebrate the multiple layers of identities that make Canada extraordinary and strong and today we celebrate with the entire LGBT2Q community," he said, referring to the First Nations term of "two-spirited." "Happy Pride for everyone! Happy Pride Toronto!"
PM Justin Trudeau speaks ahead of Pride parade #PrideTO pic.twitter.com/y6dN2EqtHwJune 25, 2017
Sigh. Why can't we have nice things like this in the United States?
Love is love. #PrideTO pic.twitter.com/z2No7rdchZJune 25, 2017
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