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Trubama? Obama, Trudeau meet for a casual dinner date.

Former president Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dined together in Montreal Tuesday.

Adam Scotti, Office of the Prime Minister

Former president Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dined together in Montreal Tuesday.

It might not be “Nighthawks,” Edward Hopper’s iconic painting of a late-night diner scene. But the photo that emerged from a Tuesday-night dinner between former president Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau inside a diner-esque setting in Montreal’s St. Henri neighborhood has certainly generated some good, old-fashioned Internet buzz.

Looking relaxed and at ease — no ties, shirt sleeves rolled up — the two men can be seen chatting casually in a restaurant booth. The topic of the conversation, both later said, was the task of developing young political leaders. (According to the Montreal Gazette, Obama was in town for a speech at the Palais des congrès, in an event organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.)

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In the midst of a tumultuous past few months for the current administration — since taking office, President Trump has been besieged by scandal, controversy, and drama — the photo depicted a moment of calm, and fans of the two politicians were already trying to bestow the pair with a name worthy of their friendship.

As one person posted to Twitter, “I’m still working out their couple name. Obamadeau? Trubama?”

Dugan Arnett can be reached at dugan.arnett@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @duganarnett.
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