As the first plane carrying Syrian refugees arrived in Toronto, Canadians were on hand to welcome them to their new country.

Photos of their arrival and messages of support flooded in on Twitter under the hashtag #WelcomeToCanada. Here's a roundup of some of the best photos and messages.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was at Pearson International Airport Thursday night to personally greet the families. The prime minister handed out winter coats, shook hands and welcomed the families.

Other politicians were also on hand to witness the arrival, including Federal Minister of Health Jane Philpott and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne:

World Vision Canada compiled a short video montage of Canadian children welcoming Syrian children arriving in the country:

The United Nations Refugee Agency in Canada, meanwhile, posted this video on Friday evening:

Others extended the welcome on Twitter, sharing positive messages and tips to the newcomers. Many also expressed pride in how the country was opening its doors to the refugees.

And, this being Twitter, there were also a few jokes, as Canadians took the chance inform the new residents about Canadian culture and trends:

One Twitter user couldn't help but note just how utterly Canadian the entire arrival process turned out to be: