To celebrate World Environment Day, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the chance to kayak down the Niagara River — and, after the photos emerged, again earn the adulation of the internet.
After finishing a short trip down the river that borders Canada and the US, Trudeau also made an appearance on “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”
The environmental photo op comes days after US President Donald Trump announced he would pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement. While Trudeau called his relationship with Trump “constructive,” he also said he was disappointed with the president’s choice.
“World Environment Day reminds us that we have a global responsibility to safeguard our environment – and that each of us has a role to play to preserve and protect it,” Trudeau said in an official statement. “More than ever, Canada is committed to provide international leadership to fight climate change and support clean economic growth.”
The 45-year-old prime minister carried his kayak with one hand to the edge of the Niagara River.
He didn’t need assistance getting in the boat, either. He made sure to wear a life jacket.
“Any day I get to kick off with a paddle is a great day in my books,” Trudeau said.