Earlier this month, Justin Trudeau, Canadian prime minister and human Ken-doll, was casually kayaking in Sidney, British Columbia when he met a bride and proceeded to make what was presumedly the happiest day of her life just a little bit happier — with actual kisses. Plural kisses. His lips touched the face of newlywed Michelle Gruetzner two separate times, according to CTV News.
And if that alone didn't make Michelle the luckiest bride on a boat that day, Trudeau's photographer, Adam Scotti, masterfully captured the meetcute in a still image that will last forever.
Now Michelle will have proof when she tells this story over brunch to anyone and everyone who has yet to hear it more than three times. (Honestly, I'd probably just carry a printout in my wallet at all times.) Her husband, Heiner Gruetzner, threw a thumb up to apparently show his support for the sweet embraces, and even told CTV News, "It's a nice addition to the photo album."
The Gruetzners' wedding reception was taking place nearby when they noticed Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau paddling along through the waters of Gulf Islands National Park. The newlyweds sailed over just hoping for a quick selfie or two. Trudeau obviously obliged and then some, though, he did insist on leaving his shirt on this time. You may remember, or have printed out, that photo of a shirtless Trudeau accidentally photobombing a wedding last summer. (If not, you are very welcome.)
"He said, 'I'm not going to take my shirt off this time,'" Michelle told CTV News, but also said she appreciated the kisses more than a shirtless prime minister anyway.
If Trudeau ever feels like running a country isn't fulfilling enough, he should think about turning his inadvertent wedding-crashing trend into a profitable side hustle. Every wedding needs entertainment. I'm just saying — a Justin Trudeau Kissing Booth would go over real well at a wedding reception if I'm in attendance.