Lubec — When the historic brining shed finally crumbled into the sea and landed on Canadian shores, it caused something of an international incident. Now Canadian PM Justin Trudeau wants to make things right.
Anyone who can prove residency in Lubec is eligible for a voucher from the Prime Minister for one free hug.
“I love to hug. I hug people. I hug animals. I’d even hug the brining shed if I had the time,” Trudeau said.
“To help soothe the tensions between our nations, I pledge each person in Lubec one free hug.”
During the press conference, Trudeau held up the voucher, which he made himself on his laptop.
“This is official, one-time, good for a hug. Just present it to me, and the hug happens. It’s that simple. And the best part is my hug vouchers never expire,” he said.
Lubec residents became angry when Canadians were seen scavenging the remains of the brining shed when it made landfall on the Canadian shore.
“We couldn’t sit there and watch them take apart the shed we never really tried hard enough to save,” one resident said.