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Justin Trudeau wishes Muslims on Eid, the internet just can’t stop praising him

“The community spirit I felt at Ramadan food banks in Montreal and Toronto reminds us all — no matter our backgrounds, we’re in this together”

world Updated: Jun 26, 2017 13:49 IST
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau  wished Muslims a “joyous” Eid
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau wished Muslims a “joyous” Eid

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has wished Muslims a “joyous” Eid, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramzan, and the people are going gaga about it.

In the video shared on Facebook on Sunday, he can be seen helping out at Ramadan food banks, which send food supplies to people in need. “The community spirit I felt at Ramadan food banks in Montreal and Toronto reminds us all — no matter our backgrounds, we’re in this together,” he wrote in the caption.

Thousands of positive comments poured in from his fans across the world and the video has received more than five million views on Facebook alone since it was shared online.

“Thank you Mr TRUDEAU we love you may God bless you and guide you to hapiness and success CANADA and all the word is proud of you, we hope to see you a very strong and healthy because to do what you did you get all the support and wishes, you can’t buy a love and hearth, but you did it surely you are number one and surely GOD love you you are the example of all thanks you very much (sic),” a Facebook user said.

“Can’t express enough my respect to you sir. Me and my family have a big respect for you and we are planning so hard to give our kids the education they deserve hopefully very soon in Canada. You are an example that all leaders should follow. We really hope to be able to travel there one day. Thanks again for being so even and making us feel welcome in your country even though we don’t live there,” said another user.

(Justin Trudeau Facebook\Screengrab)
(Justin Trudeau Facebook\Screengrab)

Trudeau’s office also released a statement on the occasion pointing at Canada’s multiculturalism and appreciating the contributions of the Muslim community.

“Canada’s cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths and sources of pride. This year, as we mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, we recognize the invaluable contributions the Muslim community makes to our national fabric ... On behalf of our family, Sophie and I extend our best wishes to all those celebrating Eid al-Fitr,” it said.

This is not the first time Trudeau has involved himself in wishing people on religious festivities. From attending langar during Baisakhi to wishing Tamilians on Pongal, he has always managed to win hearts, giving tough competition to his political counterparts worldwide.