Justin Trudeau's famous panda cuddle sculpted in butter

Ben Hooper

Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A butter sculpture at the Canadian National Exhibition is drawing attention online for its adorable subject matter: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cuddling panda cubs.

The sculpture, previewed in a photo tweeted by the exhibition's official Twitter account, is being molded by David Salazar and his team of artists at the Toronto event.


The sculpture is based on a viral photo tweeted by Trudeau last year when he was given the opportunity to share a snuggle with the Toronto Zoo's giant panda cubs, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue.

"What is better than seeing yourself made of butter @JustinTrudeau!" the CNE tweeted.

Salazar said his team of artists will be working on the Trudeau sculpture as well as more than a dozen others depicting animals that rose to viral fame, including the infamous Ikea monkey.

"It's pretty funny working with butter. It's a little surreal," Salazar told the Toronto Star.

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