12/12/2015 08:10 EST | Updated 12/14/2015 03:59 EST

Trudeau Sits Down For Heart-To-Heart With Boy Who Had A Tough Day

"Some teacher reflexes never cease."

So said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's photographer, who captured this sweet moment between Canada's leader and a young student sitting on the steps of Parliament.

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The boy was "having a bad day while on a school visit," and Trudeau — a father of three who once worked as a French, drama, and math teacher — hunkered down for a quick heart-to-heart.

Photographer Adam Scotti snapped a discreet photo of the moment and posted it to Instagram Friday.

Sometimes, all you need is someone to listen.

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