It all started with a tweet:
It wasn't to be. The Russian president was busy. Undeterred, from that moment onwards, Donald Trump made it his mission to become best friends with Vladimir Putin by any means necessary.
Four years later, against all the odds, Donny finally achieved his dream at today's G20 summit:
All he had to do was shout terrible, unforgivable things into a microphone and bulk buy some bad red hats. The plan was ingenious in its simplicity.
Oh - and he might have had the Kremlin's help along the way, if you trust certain unesteemed sources (like the CIA and NSA)
But still, you can't say it's not heartwarming to see a man finally meet his hero - and if he decides that he's achieved all he set out to, we'd be more than happy to see him call it quits and ride out into the sunset.
No, sorry. Sun. We meant sun.