Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been labelled in some quarters as “the sexiest politician alive”.
And not without some justification, we may say.
Trudeau, who recently announced he would be the first PM to march in the Pride Toronto parade in July, has shown a keen interest in various LGBT issues.
Now, it has been revealed he took the time to send a special Valentine’s Day message to a young man who was targeted at work by a nasty homophobic slur.
Degas Sikorski’s work hours had been cut and he had not been rostered to work any shift since New Year’s Eve – until Valentine’s Day.
Sikorski, 20, who is openly gay, simultaneously received a card from an anonymous co-worker at the party supply store he worked at, Party City.
“Faggot. You are not getting shifts for a reason.”
So, the PM sent Sikorski a special floral card, writing: “Know that your friends outnumber the haters by the millions, and I am one of those friends.”
He also received a book filled with messages of support from several MPs and Cabinet ministers.
Sikorski responded by saying “it’s amazing to know I have their support”.
“I want to give him (Trudeau) a hug,” he told Global News.
Sikorski, who no longer works for Party City, said he had been interviewed by the company’s human resources and investigation team following the incident but he was yet to hear back from them or receive an apology.