Photo of PM Trudeau’s son sparks hilarious debate after Biden’s visit to Rideau Cottage
Biden's 27-hour visit to Canada will focus on larger issues, but in the meantime Canadians are applauding Trudeau's son's socks
U.S. President Joe Biden is making his first official visit to Canada, which includes a visit to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Rideau Cottage home in Ottawa on Thursday night.
It's an Instagram worthy moment. So naturally, Trudeau posted a trio of pics to his social media accounts, which also includes Twitter.
In the second one, we see the president joined by U.S. First Lady Jill Biden, surrounded by Trudeau's family including his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and three children in Ella-Grace, Xavier and Hadrien.
However, it seems like Xavier is the only one to be following what one can assume to be a form of house rules, despite the special occasion: he's not wearing his shoes, and is proudly donning indoor socks.
Welcome, @POTUS Biden – to Canada, to Ottawa, and to our home. We’re happy to have you here. pic.twitter.com/mT3kl2wf0T
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 24, 2023
Twitter users are enjoying the moment, which comes amid a 27-hour visit that's focused on much larger issues between Canada and the U.S.
only one person is doing the right thing re: shoes in the house https://t.co/NynKQAJzSH
— vicky mochama (@vmochama) March 24, 2023
Some believe it shows some sense of cultural difference:
"US friends always think I am odd as I react to them, sitting with their shoes on the couch, or God forbid, on their bed. YIKES!" one Twitter user wrote.
depends on the rules of the house, we are a shoes on family (unless muddy)
— Rae Roer (@RaeRoer) March 24, 2023
Some believe wearing shoes in the house is a sign of true adulthood:
US friends always think I am odd as I react to them, sitting with their shoes on the couch, or God forbid, on their bed. YIKES!
— Roxanne Bartel (@RoxiRaeBartel) March 24, 2023
I'm an adult - I wear shoes in the house.
— Ian Cummins (@ewanmcteagle46) March 24, 2023
Others joked that Xavier comes off as the only Trudeau with manners.
The only civilized person in the room.
— Eric (@chapappay) March 24, 2023
They didn’t want to offend the American guests. Shoe etiquette is so strange in America.
— allthecoin3 🇺🇦twit (@allthecoins3) March 24, 2023
But in reality, it also draws the question of "who is going to say the POTUS, take your shoes off?"
Right? But who is going to say the POTUS, take your shoes off?
— toni (@tonih_78) March 24, 2023