Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Washington for the White House state dinner, and Twitter users remarked on the "bromance" friendship between Trudeau and President Obama. (Victoria Walker/The Washington Post)

New Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been drawing comparisons to President Obama ever since launching and winning his campaign for Canada's top job last year.

So perhaps it's no surprise that the young, fresh-faced prime minister and the once-young, once-fresh-faced two-term president got along swimmingly during Trudeau's visit to the White House on Thursday.

It went this well:


U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the location of the Stanley Cup as he welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the South Lawn of the White House. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

One of the two men, though, seemed particularly happy to be in the company of the other.

The joke wrote itself.

There was bonding.

Babies were held.

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There was even some good-natured ribbing about the one sport Canada is good at.

They got close to one another.

Very close.

And somehow, the fortune-tellers at Vogue knew it would happen 24 hours in advance.

But apparently the wives were okay with it.


First lady Michelle Obama, right, and the Canadian prime minister's wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Pool photo by Olivier Douliery/European Pressphoto Agency)