This Canadian Thanksgiving, We Give Thanks for Justin Trudeau

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Today we give thanks for you, Justin. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving, a day in which our neighbors to the north gorge on pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, and coma-inducing turkey while subjecting themselves to hours of awkward conversations with relatives. It’s a lot like American Thanksgiving, but everybody is much nicer to each other.

On this joyous occasion, let’s celebrate the Canadian who matters most to us besides Drake: Justin Trudeau. Here’s why we’re thankful for this walking feminist meme.

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Trudeau has a cabinet that’s balanced 50/50 in terms of gender.

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He doesn’t let a devastating snub from a future world leader get him down.

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Trudeau agrees that poverty is sexist, and has taken steps to help women and girls who are at a greater economic disadvantage.

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He isn’t afraid to rock a Canadian tuxedo.

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Trudeau was the first Canadian prime minister to march in a Gay Pride Parade — and seemed to be having the time of his life.

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He gives the people what they want, which is a chance to run into him while he hikes shirtless.

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World leaders can’t help but admire the view when he’s around.

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He appears in a maple-leaf boxing outfit in a Marvel comic book.

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Trudeau is pro choice.

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He’s also pro pot.

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Trudeau makes a great paper doll.

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He can explain quantum computing in a way people actually understand.

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He’s big in Japan, where he’s known as ikemen shusho — Japanese for “hunky prime minister.”

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Trudeau knows the importance of a work-life balance, and puts family first on special occasions (e.g., wedding anniversaries).

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He’s all about yoga.

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He actually knows how to be a non-smarmy male feminist.

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He gave the world the greatest gift in history when he posted a video of himself doing push-ups for the Invictus Games.

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And of course, the pandas. Who could forget the damn pandas?

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Photo: Justin Trudeau/Twitter

We give thanks for you, JT!

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