Justin Trudeau Meets Justin Trudeau, the Baby Syrian Refugee Named After Him

Ivan Schwartz
July 17, 2017

Canada agreed to accept tens of thousands of Syrian refugees after the country's 23rd Prime Minister took office.

The couple arrived in Canada in February 2016 after fleeing war-torn Damascus.

"I was a little bit shocked. when he says that, I smile a little bit, a small smile, then I says, 'Yes, there is no problem, it will be like a small thank you for Justin Trudeau'".

Mini Trudeau was born in Calgary - a city near the Canadian Rockies which is home to around 1,000 Syrian refugees - in May of this year. As a way of thanking the Canadian Prime Minister for allowing Syrian refugees to enter the country, the couple chose to name their newborn son after him.

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In an earlier interview with CBC News, Afraa said it was her husband's idea to name the baby after the prime minister.

"It will be a big story because you know, the Arabic name and the English name, there is a big difference", Hammoud told the CBC in May.

At the time of his birth, BBC News reported that baby Justin Trudeau's parents had expressed a hope their son might one day meet the man he'd been named after. And who can forget Trudeau's heart-warming note on social media, welcoming immigrants to the country, amidst the US President's disregard for the same?

Now he's met a little boy who carries not just his first name, but the whole shebang: Justin-Trudeau Adam Bilal, born in May this year.

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