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'Trubama' Is The Flash Of Canada American Politics Needed

03/11/2016 06:51 EST | Updated 03/11/2016 07:59 EST

The world’s longest friends-with-benefits relationship is officially back on again. And its latest incarnation dubbed “Trubama” is a bromance that has been simmering for months.

Trudeau’s affectations were obvious years ago

And when Trudeau became prime minister, his stock went up

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Which prompted a call from a special someone

Things got heavy right away

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Silence to multilateral free trade agreements small talk in 24 hours flat.

But what Canadian can resist the charm of someone who talks about nature and health care like this

And this

Big fan here

So when they met in Manila last year, sparks flew

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(Photos: Susan Walsh/The Associated Press)

They teased each other

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And Obama later talked about his feelings for Trudeau in a non-committal way

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“Obviously there are no closer friends.”

The media noticed

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(Screengrab: L.A. Times)

Even Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto subtly pointed it out

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(Photo: AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Be cool, Nieto.

But it was Trudeau’s official visit to Obama’s House that pushed the “special relationship” to another level

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They were all smiles watching each other speak

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(Photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Which got people talking #trubama...

Drawing #trubama...

Barack and Justin, BFFs

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And making memes, too

Oh yeah. The bromance is real

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No further proof needed

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