Canada’s crush-worthy prime minister, Justin Trudeau was once a teacher long before he became a lader — and he’s got a #TBT photo to prove it.
Trudeau, taught math, French, drama and humanities at Vancouver’s West Point Grey Academy.“…no better day for a #TBT to this gem from the @wpgadotca days – an undisclosed number of years ago,” the prime minister tweeted.
Today, we honour the exceptional work teachers do to shape young minds and build communities: https://t.co/FCbPpGzEz0
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 5, 2017
According to the Huffington Post, former students remembered Trudeau fondly on a 2015 Reddit thread, describing him as a normal teacher who was “really, really energetic and goofy.”
Hair on fleek ✔️ pic.twitter.com/nZLSTirfCw
— Atiq Ellahi (@AtiqEllahi) October 5, 2017
*le sigh* Why can we not be so lucky over here?
— Raphael (@RaphaelDraw) October 5, 2017
Trudeau also released a statement praising teachers in Canada and around the world.
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I thank all teachers and educators in Canada and around the world for helping us succeed as individuals and prosper as societies,” he said. “You give the very best of yourselves, and change lives, every day, for the better.”