Are the Trudeaus the cuddliest Canadian family of all time?

From panda cubs to puppies, the Trudeaus know how to get their snuggle on.

Photo, @JustinTrudeau/Twitter

Photo, @JustinTrudeau/Twitter

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).

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Former prime ministers.


Former Toronto city councillors (in this case, Adam Vaughan).


Provincial leaders (this is Kathleen Wynne).


Other people’s babies.


His mom.


His wife.


His entire family.

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Photo, Maude Chauvin.


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.

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And, a couple of years later, cuddling her then-newborn baby, Xavier.

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Pierre Trudeau was not afraid of a friendly man-to-man snuggle.


Or a cuddly photo-op.


Sunny ways? Sure. Snuggly ways? Most definitely.

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