Why Don’t I Ever Run Into Shirtless Justin Trudeau While Hiking?

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Picture this: You’re on an idyllic hike through the woods when all of a sudden, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau pops out of a cave out of nowhere — and he’s shirtless. No, this isn’t a start to some excellent Trudeau fanfiction (though feel free to run with it, the mind is a wondrous place), but something that actually happened on Tuesday to a family hiking through Gatineau Park in Quebec. 

“It was like a 20-foot-wide round hole and Justin (Trudeau) emerged with his family in tow and said, ‘This is the moment of truth; do we stop here or do we carry on?’ ” Jim Godby, told the Star. Godby was in the middle of a camping trip with his wife and kids when he ran into Trudeau, his wife, Sophie, and two of their children. Godby’s son, Alexander, managed to get a selfie with the Prime Minister.

[Laces up hiking boots and sets off to Canada by foot.]