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He’s done it again folks! Justin you-can’t-hate-me Trudeau has established yet another bromance with a foreign leader, and it is adorable. If you liked Trubama’s secret dinner and Trucron’s Italian gettaway, you’ll love Trudkar’s tour of Ireland. JT paid a state visit to Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Leo Varadkar, this week before heading to the G20 summit and they made some picture-perfect memories that will last a lifetime. Or at least until the people on Twitter forget about it.

They had basically the best socks ever

It seems to be known world-wide that Justin Trudeau has a thing for socks. People are always trying to give him socks or compete with his sock game. No one has really succeeded until now. Varadkar wore a pair of CANADIAN MOUNTIE socks and poor Trudeau was not at all prepared. All his really good socks must have been in the laundry because he was caught wearing some boring grey striped ones. Well played, Mr. Varadkar.

Not to worry though, Trudeau got some fancier socks, courtesy of the Irish PM. Ah, that’s much better.

They exchanged a lot of gifts, actually

It wasn’t just the socks that changed hands, it was like Christmas morning in Dublin. Varadkar also gave Trudeau a jersey, a framed Yeats poem, a bodhrán (Irish drum) and a hurley (we’ll get to that later).

Trudeau offered some gifts of his own. He gave the PM a passenger manifest from a ship that landed in Montreal from Ireland in 1985. This is particularly special to Trudeau because he has Irish ancestry.

All that gift-giving prompted the notice of Trudeau’s assistant

Who’s going to hold all the gifts for the PM? His assistant, of course! Tommy Desfosses caught Twitter’s eye after Trudeau’s photographer, Adam Scotti, snapped a pic of him weighed down in Trudeau’s stuff. They had a lot of love for that hardworking man. He was also subjected to a little roast from his peers.

They did some sight-seeing

Back to Trudeau. The two PMs then took in the sights around Dublin, including the city’s famine memorial and the Irish Emigration Museum. Not to mention their evening visit to Dublin Castle.

Trudeau got a lesson in hurling

What? You’ve never heard of hurling? It’s an old (like, prehistoric) Gaelic team sport which is apparently a combo of baseball, hockey and lacrosse. Seeing as hockey and lacrosse are kind of our national sports, Trudeau gave it a try. And he was actually pretty good.


He then went on to explain the difference between hurling and hockey.

They took in some more sights with a jog

After taking care of business, the two leaders took to the streets of Dublin to fulfill another Trudeau foreign visit trope: getting spotted while on a jog.

They capped off the whole night with a fancy state dinner

And of course, they ended the day with a state dinner at a castle. How else would you end a long day of bromance? We can’t wait to see what other Trudeau-mances (and pics) come out of the G20 this weekend. Oh, and what new goals the international community decides are crucial to the planet. That too.

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