Justin Trudeau danced at the Indian Independence Day party because of course he did.
As you probably know, Canada's leader is a tall glass of heartthrob named Justin Trudeau.
He's pro-LGBTQ, pro-environment, and a feminist with a heart of gold and a beautiful family. He also has a certified bromance with President Obama and once boxed for cancer. Which is a thing you can do in Canada, I guess.
The point is, he's awesome.
Trudeau's latest act of awesomeness happened on Aug. 15, 2016 — India's 70th Independence Day.
He issued an official statement saying, "Today, we join the people of India and members of the Indo-Canadian community in celebrating India's 70th Independence Day. ... Sophie and I invite all Canadians to reflect on the significant contributions that Indo-Canadians have made to our national fabric."
He's certainly right about that. The list of influential and significant Indo-Canadians is long, and it includes multiple members of their parliament and a slew of singers, writers, athletes, and filmmakers. Not to mention one of the world's biggest YouTube stars.
Last year, Trudeau even went down to the Independence Day celebrations to dance.
This is how we celebrate Indian Independence Day in my riding of Papineau!Posted by Justin Trudeau on Sunday, August 16, 2015
According to some, it was the first time a state official had ever participated in the annual celebration, and the crowds in Canada and India were pretty excited about it.
The dance, called the bhangra, is performed in traditional Punjabi garb — which Trudeau wore — and is used for a variety of celebratory occasions. And according to the video evidence captured of him, he's pretty damn good at it.
Even better, Trudeau recognizes the importance of cultural diversity in his community.
"Canada and India unite in our shared traditions of democracy and diversity," Trudeau's statement read. "Together, our nations stand as a testament to the fact that countries can prosper not in spite of their diversity, but precisely because of it."
That's the kind of inclusive leadership we can all get behind.