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Obama Spotted Having Dinner With Justin Trudeau (Photos)

| by Jonathan Constante
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Former President Barack Obama was spotted having dinner with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his visit to Montreal.

Obama made some time for his good friend, Trudeau, during his visit to Montreal, where he was set to speak at an event organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan, the Daily Mail reported.

Obama and Trudeau were photographed having dinner together at Liverpool House.

"Tonight in Montreal, [Barack Obama] and [Justin Trudeau] discussed their shared commitment to developing the next generation of leaders," the Obama Foundation tweeted, alongside a photo of the two leaders.

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Trudeau also shared a photo of their dinner on his Twitter account.

"How do we get young leaders to take action in their communities? Thanks [Barack Obama] for your visit & insights tonight in my hometown," Trudeau tweeted.

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Photos of the dinner were spread all throughout social media.

"Obama's grabbing a quick bite across the street before the Burgundy lion anniversary party. Good call, mr. President. Always a good idea to fill up before a night at the lion," the Burgundy Lion wrote in an Instagram post.

Large crowds gathered outside of the Montreal restaurant for hours just to catch a glimpse of Obama and Trudeau, Global News reported. A video shows the moment the two leaders are greeted by cheering fans while exiting the restaurant.

Obama and Trudeau smiled from ear to ear and waved at the crowd. They exchanged a friendly goodbye hug before Obama got into his SUV.

“It’s just a moment in history to be able to see him,” Ashley Werhun, who was in Washington on the night Obama was elected president, told Global News.

“I remember my Grade 2 teacher pulled out a TV and we watched it,” added Meihiba Gannon Willis, who was in the second grade when Obama was first elected. “It stuck and has always been with me. So why not come out and see him?”

According to the restaurant's website, Obama and Trudeau experienced "seaside cottage charm and bustling oyster counter (with) sexy old world wines, and crazy fresh market food."

Trudeau did not attend Obama's speech, where he addressed the Paris climate treaty and spoke about President Donald Trump's administration.

"Obviously I'm disappointed with the current American administration decision to put out of Paris," Obama said. "We're going to have to act with more urgency. I'm looking forward to the United States being a leader and not just on the sidelines going forward."

Sources: Daily Mail, Global News, Justin Trudeau/Twitter, Obama Foundation/Twitter, Burgundy Lion/Instagram / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/FlickrObama Foundation/TwitterJustin Trudeau/TwitterBurgundy Lion/Instagram

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