08/26/2016 03:51 EDT | Updated 08/29/2016 04:59 EDT

Stephen Harper Wasn't Serious All The Time

He's got a soft spot for babies and animals.

Stephen Harper has left federal politics and pundits will be talking about his legacy for a while.

Economic stalwart. Tough on crime. Conservative legend.

But there's a lighter side of Harper that bears remembering.

The singer. The animal-lover. The dad.

Watch the video above for the former prime minister's warmer, fuzzier moments.

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