14/02/2017 15:43 SAST | Updated 14/02/2017 17:02 SAST

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Avoided Trump's Weird Handshake Yank

The other people's bae is being praised for managing to avoid Trump's strange, strongman handshake.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first face-to-face meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump was off to a great start Monday, if their handshakes were any indication.

Trump greeted Trudeau at the door to the White House's West Wing, where the two had their first already-extremely-analyzed joining of the hands:

Many on Twitter noted how Trudeau seemingly avoided Trump's infamous, uh, yank. One person also described it — extremely accurately — as "the biggest display of dominance" in Canada's history.

If you don't know what the yank looks like — lucky you — feast your eyes on the president's ultra-awkward handshake with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last week.

It's similar to what happened between Trump and his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch:

Later, after Trump led Trudeau to the Oval Office, Handshake 2: The Reckoning took place.

Trudeau and Trump sat in front of the fireplace — in "complete silence," according to a pool report — while posing for the cameras. Trump told the PM "they might want a handshake."

This too was short, sweet and yank-free.