It’s traditional for visiting dignitaries to present their hosts with a gift that represents their country and its culture. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada is currently making the rounds in Washington, D.C., where an opulent state dinner tonight will follow this morning’s joint press conference with President Obama, which focused largely on North America’s united battle against climate change.

What distinctly Canadian gift does our neighbor to the north give the country that has everything? Maple trees, obviously.

That’s literally very sweet of them. Maybe they heard about how everyone in Washington is always waffling and decided to help with our syrup deficit.

Who doesn’t?

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We’d consider re-gifting, but these are authentic Canadian maple trees, the finest maple trees in the world. Sorry, Vermont.

A toque with the U.S. presidential seal would have been pretty sweet, eh?