Baby Trudeau was later born in May, this year, in Calgar, near the Canadian Rockies.
Afraa Hajj Hammoud and Mohammed Belal fled Syria in 2016 and now call the Canadian city of Calgary home, according to CBC News.
The prime minister's photographer Adam Scotti captured the tender moment. About 1,000 of them moved to Calgary. When they learned Hammoud was pregnant with what would be the couple's third child, they made a decision to give the baby boy the first name of Justin Trudeau as a means of thanking the Canadian prime minister for implementing the refugee policy that had enabled them and their newborn son to have a better life. "I can't believe that I met the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau", his mother told CBC News after the emotional meeting.More news: NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Position Boosted by Clinton Group Inc
Several other Syrian refugees have named their kids Justin as a token of appreciation for Trudeau.
Over 40,000 Syrian refugees have been resettled in Canada - the commitment to bringing them to Canada was one of Trudeau's first actions after winning the federal election. "PM Trudeau on holding the baby boy said, "'This is Justin-Trudeau, ' and after a while, he said, "I appreciate that you named him after my name".
Following US president Donald Trump's ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, Mr Trudeau wrote on social media that his government remained committed to helping "those fleeing persecution, terror & war".