Top tweets: The lowdown on Modi's trip to Pakistan, as narrated by social media

Top tweets: The lowdown on Modi's trip to Pakistan, as narrated by social media

"India and Pakistan are the Ross and Rachel of international diplomacy," deduced one wise spectator
26 Dec, 2015

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love surprises and those who don't.

We're not sure which category we Pakistanis fall into, but one thing is for sure: we did get an unforgettable jolt this Friday, in the form of Indian PM Modi visiting Lahore. In an unprecedented move, the Indian Prime Minister paid a seemingly spontaneous visit to Lahore on his way back home from Kabul, dropping in to chat with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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Sharif personally received Modi at the airport and they were seen walking through the crowd holding hands before attending a wedding in Nawaz Sharif's family.

Of course, social media was thrown into a tizzy. Here's a selection of top tweets about Modi's visit to Lahore:

It all started with a tweet or two.

And escalated quickly.

As Modi landed in Lahore, there were unexpected winners:

Though judging by their smiles, no one won bigger than Nawaz-Modi, of course:

There was abundant positive feedback.

From both sides of the border.

Word limits are for the weak — some people struggled to contain their excitement:

Selfie or it didn't happen!

However, not everyone was glass half full. There was some speculation about Modi's... true intentions!

And some... profound reflections:

Modi gets respect for bending the rules of the game:

He definitely shook things up:

We have to admit, Modi's quite the globetrotter! #wanderlust