'Three Amigos' North American Leaders Share Awkward Handshake

PHOTO: Mexicos President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadas Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama shake hands while posing for a photo at the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 29, 2016.PlayChris Wattie/Reuters
WATCH Obama Takes Part in Awkward Three-Person Handshake

It may have been the world’s first attempt at a triple handshake.

During their "family photo" at the North American Leaders' Summit, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attempted to shake hands with both President Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto simultaneously.

What resulted was a complicated —- and rather awkward -— linking of hands between the so-called “three amigos.” The leaders seemed to recognize the humor in the situation: all three were smiling as they broke away from the handshake.

ABC's Arlette Saenz contributed to this report.