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Justin Trudeau draws crowd during visit to Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

Hanna Aris and Prime Minister Justin TrudeauTen-year-old Hanna Aris wept as she hugged Trudeau, saying she'll be sharing the photo they took together with friends and classmates.

"I guess I attracted him with my tears and we took a picture together, " she said afterward. "It was amazing. I don't think it will ever happen again."

Aris says she likes Trudeau "because he lets the refugees come to Halifax and Canada and lets them have a better life, and he's so pretty."

The Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market is always a busy spot on Saturdays, but was even more so today because of Trudeau's visit, which lasted about 45 minutes.

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For many, it was a family affair. Tony Morrison says he has memories of his grandmother giving Pierre Trudeau a knitted handbag when he was prime minister. On Saturday, it was his young son getting a photo with the younger Trudeau.

"He just asked for his picture and my son jumped into his arms. [Brent] likes anyone, he's a people person."

Tony Morrison says meeting the prime minister was important to him as a military member. (Stephanie vanKampen/CBC)

During the visit, selfies were on full display.

Eight-year-old Clement Jackson says his family was planning to go to the market anyway, although he wasn't as moved by his brush with the prime minister as some were.

"Just [like] shaking anyone's hand, " he said, adding he'll be washing his hands as often as he usually does, which isn't often.

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